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How To Treat A Urinary Tract Infection — Natural Remedies

Updated on February 23, 2014
How To Treat A Urinary Tract Infection — Natural Remedies
How To Treat A Urinary Tract Infection — Natural Remedies

One day an old lady came very disturbed to my grandpa who had great knowledge of herbs and used to treat people with natural remedies. She was suffering from recurrent urinary tract infection and was on pills several times in a year. She wanted to get rid of it and my grandpa gave her the natural remedies. That old lady is still alive and when I asked her about her problem, she says that she no more have urinary infection symptoms.


What Is Urinary Tract Infection?

Urinary tract infection is the infection involving the whole or part of the urinary system which involves the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. It is the urethral opening through which we urinate and catches infection. Through urethra the bacterial travels up towards bladder, ureter, and kidneys and forms infection.


Causes Of Urinary Tract Infection

The bacteria which cause UTI infection is present in our body in our intestines and fecal material. So causes of urinary tract infection are:

a) Getting infection through physical intimacy with partner.

b) Not maintaining proper hygiene care or using badly serviced public toilets can lead to urinary tract infection.

c) Through Surgery or catheterization one may develop urinary infection symptoms.

d) Pregnancy predisposes to UTI symptoms.

e) Weakened immune system or disease predisposes one to develop symptoms of UTI.

f) Holding urine for long.

g) Not drinking enough water.

h) Enlargement of the prostate gland in male.

Note: Women are more prone to UTI infection than men.


Signs Of A Urinary Tract Infection

The following are the signs of a urinary tract infection:

a) Pain at the back along the lower rib region where the kidney is situated.

b) Burning sensation during urinating.

c) Pain during urinating.

d) Bad smelling urine.

e) Passage of dark colored urine like red or pink.

f) Feeling of urinating again and again.

g) Formation of stone in the kidney or bladder.


How To Treat A Urinary Tract Infection — Natural Remedies

Following are the natural remedies for UTI infection.

a) Cranberry juice is the best treatment for prevention and cure both of urinary tract infection in men and women both. Cranberry juice contains certain substances which do not let the bacteria multiply and thus stops their growth. My grandpa used to suggest and give this to people and I have seen people getting benefitted with amazing colors when it comes to treating urinary tract infection symptoms. This juice is mostly available blended with other juices to make their taste better with their percentage varies from 6% to 20% and a glassful of this blended juice daily for a month or two is enough as a home remedy for UTI. Also, cranberry extract can be used available in the internet. Health benefits of cranberries are unlimited apart from treating UTI, so incorporate cranberry for health in your routine life.

b) Eating handful of blueberries or blackberries daily also prevent urinary infection symptoms and also likewise help in their treatment.

c) Urinary tract infection home remedies include eating 100 gm of pineapple twice a day, as it contains bromelain which restrain the colony formation in bacteria and thus preventing forming signs of a urinary tract infection.

d) Eat vitamin C rich fruit like guava, kiwifruits, tomatoes, pineapples, raspberries, etc. Vitamin C is water soluble vitamin, thus even if your intake of vitamin C is high it will not harm you. Vitamin C acidifies the urine and in this acidic atmosphere the bacteria which cause urinary infection symptoms cannot grow.

e) Likewise soda also increases the acidic nature of urine. Thus you can add a teaspoon of baking soda in water and drink to inhibit the bacterial growth.

f) Drink the extract of boiled drumstick pulp for a few days and this will relieve your UTI symptoms. Take four strands of drumstick, wash them properly and boil them till they become soft and tender. Now, take out the pulp inside the drumstick, mash them and press the juice out of them. Now drink this juice once daily as UTI treatment.

g) Cucumber juice, lemon juice, and honey. Take a cucumber and grind it and strain the juice out of it with the help of a strainer. Then, put two teaspoon of lemon juice in it and one teaspoon of honey in it. Mix the ingredients well and drink this mixture three times a day till the urinary infection symptoms lasts.

h) Drink a lot of water and do not hold urine. Holding urine can give the bacteria a chance to grow and give you UTI symptoms.

i) For prevention, take precautions with intimacy with your partner when one of you is prone to recurrent UTI.

j) Coriander powder. Take a teaspoon of coriander powder and mix it well in half cup of lukewarm water and drink it thrice a day as UTI treatment. You yourself will feel UTI symptoms crushing down.

k) Yoga (ancient form of exercise from India where different kinds of postures are done to strengthen the body, mind, and soul) particularly pawanmuktasan and vajrasan can be done to treat and prevent UTI as this two yoga strengthens the urinary system which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra and also the immune system.

Whenever I will stumble upon any new home remedy for UTI, I would further like to edit How To Treat A Urinary Tract Infection — Natural Remedies.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      D-mannose is an excellent remedy!

      D-Mannose is a sugar. It's not an antibiotic or medicine but it helps your body to eliminate e-coli bacteria present in the urinary tract.

      D-mannose has great advantages as it doesn't kill any of our body’s cells or disrupt our natural micro flora.

      And the D-mannose itself is processed and eliminated by our bodies very quickly. It travels through our digestive system and arrives into our bladder via the kidneys.

      The e-coli that was previously attached to the bladder wall and happily multiplying themselves in the bladder interact with the D-mannose often forming an even better bond with the D-mannose than they do with the bladder wall and become mobile and then it's flushed when we go to the washroom.

      It seems that we have some naturally in our body but often not enough.

      You offer great suggestions as well but I know that the D-mannose works miracles! It's a great way to avoid taking antibiotics.... unless there are complications!

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi kidscrafts! Thanks a lot for your such a nice interaction and expression of bolstering my article by giving such a nice and strong input. In my country D-mannose is not that heard of, so this is the first time I came to know about it through you but will definitely propagate this idea now onwards with anyone who is suffering with UTI infection.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Great information. Food really is one of the factors that makes a person sick or stay healthy. Thanks for sharing . :-)

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you ignugent17. You are quite right in stating that we need to be careful while selecting what we eat. UTI can be easily controlled and contained through home remedies.

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      Ronilo Blanca 4 years ago from Koronadal, South Cotabato

      nice hub dude

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Ronilo.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Thank you for this wonderful advice. I am one who prefers natural remedies, as much as possible, when dealing with health issues. I am printing this off for reference. Voted up and sharing.

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you teaches for your appreciating comment. When I was a kid, my grandpa use to distribute natural and herbal medicines to so many people free of cost and I have seen people benefiting from them hugely.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

      I once suffered from UTI. Though I was administered drugs, I strongly believe that I could have been cured from home remedies. Thanks for sharing your tips.

      PS: Thanks for reading my hub and following me.

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      Subhas 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Vinaya for your stopping by and expressing your views. Craneberry is best for UTI. It not only cures but prevents colony formation of bacteria and it acts as a barrier between them to multiply.

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