How To Heal Urinary Tract Infection Naturally
If you are one of those 50 percent of women who will develop an Urinary Tract Infection in their lifes, you know that symptoms of UTI are very unpleasant. Burning feeling when urinating, frequent or intense urge to urinate, pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen and cloudy urine. Unless you have dark, bloody urine, fever or chills, you do not need to rush to the doctor immediately. Unfortunately, doctors prescribe antibiotics commonly for UTIs and it is one of the reasons bacteria have become antibiotic-resistant and you might get stuck with recurring infections.
Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection
1. Drinking plenty of fluids: Drinking water or fluids throughout the day helps flush bacteria from your system so drink as much as possible.
2. Urinate often: Mothers know too well they can't always go to the toilet when the urge arises. But urinating often ensures that bacteria isn’t growing in urine that stays in the bladder. It’s also important to urinate soon after sexual intercourse in order to flush out bacteria that may have entered the urethra.
3. Stay clean: Women should wipe from front to back, especially after a bowel movement. This ensures that bacteria doesn’t get into the urethra. It’s also important to wear loose-fitting clothes and underwear, which allows air to keep the urethra dry.
4. Do not use spermicides: Spermicides can increase irritation and allow bacteria to grow. Choose lubricated condoms that don’t contain spermicides or use coconut oil instead.
5. Consume fermented foods such as kefir, kimchi, yogurt, sauerkraut or kombucha. Probiotics help support the human body’s normal flora that serve as a line of defense. Eating fermented foods also helps restore the body’s natural flora and recolonize the bladder with helpful bacteria.
6. Cranberry: Although there’s limited evidence concerning cranberry’s ability to manage UTI symptoms, cranberries can be used as a preventive strategy. Choose cranberry juice that is pure, without added sugar or use cranberry extract.
7. Using essential oils: Essential oils such as cinammon, tea tree, palmarosa, oregano, clove, lemongrass, thyme, basil or frankincense can help heal UTI very quickly. I use a blend of 5 ml carrier oil with 5 drops clove EO, 5 drops cinammon EO and 10 drops palmarosa EO. Rub your lower abdomen several times a day.
8. Herbal remedies: Diuretic plants such as Dandelion, Hawthorn, Horsetail or Nasturtium flowers (Tropaeolum majus) are effective when symptoms arrise.
9. Sugar consumption: When you are dealing with UTI, you should definitely avoid all processed food (which you should do anyway), non-organic meat and sugar.
10. High doses of vitamin C (1000 mg a day) are efficent when dealing with UTI.