Top 10 Natural Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most commonly caused bacterial infections, accounting for almost 25% of total infections. It is more common in women. Over 50% of women get affected with UTI at least once in their entire lifetime. Conventional treatment for UTI is antibiotics, but bacteria have become antibiotic-resistant and recurring infections are a major concern. Thankfully, complementary natural ways are known to protect against infections and reduce the risk of recurrence. Thus, knowing these natural ways and home remedies for addressing UTI becomes mandatory.
Read on for 10 natural home remedies for UTI:
It is considered that drinking water or fluids help to flush out the bacteria easily. Therefore, this is the primary step for recovery.
Keep the urinary area clean and dry. Wipe off the front and back after urination or bowel movement, to avoid dampness and multiplication of bacteria. Wear loose cotton undergarments which will help to keep the urethra dry. Do not use scented intimate hygiene products.
Urinating frequently is known to flush out bacteria from the urinary tract.
Consuming foods rich in Vitamin C are known to make the urine more acidic. This helps to inhibit the growth of bacteria in your urinary tract.
Probiotics contain lactobacillus which helps to support the body’s normal flora that serves as a line of defense. Some of the fermented foods include probiotic yogurt, raw cheese, sauerkraut, and kombucha.
If you have pain and burning, use a heating pad to soothe the inflammation and ease the discomfort. Keep the heat to medium, do not apply heat directly over the skin and do this for 10 minutes, twice a day.
Clove oil is known to possess natural anti-inflammatory properties that may help to reduce symptoms. 1
Cranberries help in inhibiting the growth and colonization of bacteria that cause infection. 2
Foods such as caffeine, alcohol, carbonated drinks; spicy food, nicotine, and artificial sweeteners can irritate your bladder further, making it harder for your body to recover. It is best to avoid them all.
A lot of herbs have been studied throughout centuries for their efficacy in addressing urinary tract infection, there have been a number of herbs which have proved reliable than others.
Few of these herbs are:
- Hydrastis Canadensis: Research shows Hydrastis may help to reduce the tendency to infections. 3
- Santalum album: The study shows that the santalum album is believed to boosting immunity and address the infection. 4
- GmelinaArborea: Research shows that GmelinaArborea along with other herbs may help to boost immunity against specific infections. 5
Your health is important; therefore you must take care of it at any cost. Biogetica has multi-disciplinary kits that contain these herbs along with many other herbs in the right proportion to improve the functioning of the urinary tract, bring about ease and harmony. You can get more information on our entire range of products and consult with our doctors for free at www.biogetica.com.
Dr Khyati Dave is a licensed Homeopathy Physician and Nutritional Consultant. With Biogetica, she has witnessed many patients, who had otherwise given up hope, heal faster supplemented by our natural methods. She considers consulting Biogetica patients her primary responsibility and honour. She often writes about nutrition, natural treatment methods and diet. Her mission is to apply her medical talents to help each patient heal faster and do her best to give the immunity of patients with so called ‘incurable’ diseases a fighting chance.