30 Effective Home Remedies on Urine Track Infection (UTI)
Urinary tract infection (UTI) mostly occurs in females, which is very painful and needs proper treatment. Sometimes the bacteria in the urinary tract is pushed back into the kidney, bladder or urethra that causes UTI. It also occurs if the partners do not maintain cleanliness during their intercoarse.
Bacteria like E. coli found in the bowel passes into the urethra (the channel through which urine is excreated out of the body) causing UTI. In women, the urethra is smaller and nearer to the anus. This is the reason the bacteria reaches the urethra more easily and causes infection.
There are also other causes for for urinary tract infection, such as - diabetes, bowel incontinence, kidney stones, reduced intake of fluids, as well as pregnancy.
In Ayurveda there are many home remedies to prevent the infection from getting worse. However, if the problem continues, A doctor should be consulted for proper diagnosis and treatment
Symptoms of Urine Track Infection (UTI)
* Dark Urination.
* Yellow urine
* Urination in small quantities
* Burning sensation while passing urine
* Frequent feeling to urinate
* Abdominal pain
* Foul smell while urinating
* Traces of blood in urine
Causes of Urine Track Infection (UTI)
* Cystitis - This happens because of sexual intercourse, due to the infection caused by the bacteria from the gastrointestinal to the bladder.
* Urethritis - Pushing back of harmful bacteria in urethra, urethritis.
* Kidney stones
* Waiting too long to urinate
30 Home Remedies for Urine Track Infection
1 * Water
Water is the best and very effective therapy to flush out the infection. The patients of UTI should consume minimum 8 glasses of water every day.
2 * Cinnamon
The cinnamon herb powder is very effective to kill E. coli bacteria wich c auses UTI.
Use: Take 1 cup warm water and add 3/4 tsp of cinnamon powder to it and mix well. Drink it while stirring it, since cinnamon does not blend easily with the water.
Have 3-4 cups of it every day.
3 * Marshmallow
Marshmallow root is safe remedy for all. This herb has demulcent, emollient and diuretic properties which helps in soothing the inflamed and irritated tissues of the bladder.
Use: Put the marshmallow root in th jar to 1/4 th level and add tepid water to fill the whole jar. Keep it overnight or for minimum 4 - 5 hours, by covering it.
Strain the brownish looking mixture the next and have it periodically the full day. Marshmallow tea is a magical remedy for UTI.
4 * Buttermilk
Buttermilk removes the harmful bacteria E.coli from the urethra (urinery track). It gives relief from the burning sensation and irritation caused during UTI.
5 * Cranberry Juice
Cranberry juice prevents the infection by stopping E.coli bacteria from adhering to the urinary bladder lining and urethra. You should have 50 - 150 ml of pure cranberry juice everyday. If you consume more than 3 liters of this juice in a day, you may suffer from diarrhea. For men, this juice is not that effective.
6 * Pineapple
Pineapple contains an enzyme, called Bromelain, which lends anti-inflammatory properties to this fruit and trims down the UTI symptoms. Either eat a cup of fresh pineapple or drink fresh juice of pineapple every day.
7 * Blueberry
Drink blueberry juice in the morning but avoid adding the artificial sweeteners. Also blueberry can be had directly. It is a very good remedy for women.
8 * Onion
Onion is a natural antibitic, rich in sulpher. It gives relief from UTI.
9 * Green Cardomum
Mix Green cardomum with milk and have it to get cooling feel for the urinery track.
10 * Banana Stem
Prepare a juice of banana stem and have it to get relief from the urinary tract infection.
11 * Rice starch
In 1/2 glass of rice starch, mix 1 tsp of sugar and consume it to get relief from UTI. This is safe for all age groups including children.
12 * Fruits
Eat fruits which have high content of Vitamin C, which helps to finish the bacteria present in the urinary tract. The fruits are - oranges, guavas, kiwi, melons, raspberries and tomatoes.
13 * Wheat
In a glass of water soak 10 grams of wheat. Strain this liquid the next morning and add sugar crystal (mishri) and consume it to get relief from the irritation caused by UTI.
14 * Tea three oil
Prepare a mixture of equal parts of tea tree oil, sandalwood oil and juniper oil. Now, rub it over the abdominal area for 4 - 5 days.
15 * Yogurt
Mix 2 tsps yogurt with 6 drops of tea tree oil in the bath water. Sit in this water for about 10 minutes for 10 days.
16 * Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar flushes out the bacterial accumulationin the urinary tract. Take a glass of water and add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and add some honey,lemon juice to it. Consume it 2 times a day.
17 * Brinjal
Boil some blue brinjal leaves in water, and consume it minimum 2 times a day.
18 * Lotus
Mix some petals of lotus and rose. Boil it for some time and make a concentrated solution. Strain it and consume this concoction minimum 3 times a day.
19 * Chameli
Boil chameli plant for some time, and have it after straining it. Consume this once a day to get relief UTI.
20 * Coriander
Coriander has cooling properties, which helps a lot to get relief from UTI. You can also add cumin and fennel seeds to it. This mixture is very effective anti-inflammatory and digestive beverage which stops the burning sensation during urination.
Use: Take 3 cups of water and add to it 3 tablespoons of powdered coriander and 1 tablespoon of powdered rock candy. Keep it for whole night and have it in a cup the next day, at least thrice a day.
21 * Barley
Add 1 tsp of barley water and 1/2 tsp of powdered rock candy,into a cup of water. Have this twice a day.
22 * Gooseberry
Mix 1 tsp of Indian gooseberry powder with a glass of water and consume it every morning before the breakfast.
23 * Turmeric
Mix 1 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp of Indian gooseberry powder in a cup of water. Boil it and make a concocotion. Have this 3 times every day for 5 days.
24 * Uva ursi
This herb has an ingradient, called arbutin,which stimulates the urination and kills the bacteria in the urinary passage.
Caution: Patients of liver or kidney disease should not take this herb.
25 * Horsetail
Horsetail is a diuretic, which helps in the proper urine flow and stops the bleeding during the urinary tract infections.
26 * Echinacea
Echinacea works as a natural antibiotic which helps to fight against the viruses and bacteria, which are the main cause of infection in the urinary tract.
27 * Parsley
Parsley seeds are effective in treating the urinary tract infection as it reduces the inflammation and pain caused due to the UTI.
28 * Mullein
Mullein is very effective herb for treating the inflammation caused due to the UTI.
29 * Horseradish
Horseradish is a natural antibiotic, which is effective in controlling the infection of the urinary tract.
30 * Goldenseal
Goldenseal contains berberine which stops the bacteria from sticking to the urethra walls.
Do & Do not
* Do exercise daily at least for 30-40 minutes.
* Do wear cotton underwear which are not very tight.
* Do wash private part before and after sexual intercourse.
* Do use sanitary napkins instead of tampons during periods.
* Do consume lots of water.
* Do not suppress the urge to urinate.
* Do not wash genital area with fragrant soaps.
* Do not eat very hot, sour and spicy foods.
Caution: Please use our home remedies after proper guidence and research.You accept that you are following our advice at your own risk.Use our remedies after consulting the concerned doctor.