7 Natural Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection

7 Natural Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection

Women especially, pregnant women, have a high risk of UTI in comparison to men. There are numbers of factors which are responsible for Urinary tract infection such as diabetes, microbial infection, bacterial infection, and most important is, not maintaining the proper vaginal hygiene.

Women especially, pregnant women, have a high risk of UTI in comparison to men. There are numbers of factors which are responsible for Urinary tract infections such as diabetes, microbial infection, bacterial infection, and most important is, not maintaining the proper vaginal hygiene.

Symptoms of Kidney Infection

  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Pain during urination
  • Urine smells bad
  • Abdominal pain
  • Frequent urination problem
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blood in your urine

Risk Factors

  • Urinary tract blockage
  • Weakened immune system
  • Damage the nerves around the bladder
  • Kidney damage
  • The need of using urine catheter
  • Increase the risk of developing a severe bacterial infection in women

There are numbers of home remedies for UTI infection which reduce the risk of other disorders such as bladder infection (cystitis) and urethritis. Doctors often recommend antibiotics for treating the infection but synthetic antibiotics have some side effects so you can use these home remedies which are discussed below:

1. Cranberry Juice

Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice is good for proper vaginal health. This juice avoids the spreading of urinary tract infection and can also prevent the reoccurrence in young women. Cranberry juice makes your urine more acidic which prevent the bacteria from thriving on the wall of the bladder and reduce the risk of developing an infection. You should drink cranberry juice daily without sugar, but over-consumption of this juice may cause the kidney stones because it contains oxalate.

2. Apple

Apple

Apple is also good for UTI problems due to its acidic nature, this property also helps to maintain the acidic nature in the urine. Which further inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria. Due to anti-inflammatory property of apple it helps to remove the swelling and prevent inflammation in the urinary tract. Apple is also rich in antioxidant, flavonoids, and dietary fibers. The phytonutrients and antioxidant in apple reduce the risk of developing cancer in vagina and uterus, by reducing the effect of free radicals and inhibit the oxidative damages in the body cells.

3. Yogurt

Yogurt

This is also included in one of best home remedy for UTI.  Yogurt is also the rich source of antioxidant and probiotics which protect your body from free radical damage and also prevent the reoccurrence of urine infections. It also helps to boost your immune system. You should add 2 to 3 cups of plain yogurt to your daily diet. Yogurt is also a very good rich source of proteins and nutrients.

4. Parsley Juice

Parsley Juice

Parsley juice act as a cleanser. It can increase the urine flow and flush out all the harmful toxin from the body with urine. It can also prevent the infection of microorganism and harmful bacteria in the vagina. You can consume this by adding one tablespoon of crushed fresh parsley in boiling water, steep for 5 minutes, strain, cool down and drink it two times a day to prevent symptoms of kidney infection. You can also add lemon and few drops of honey to it for better taste. This will help to improve your immune function, beat inflammation and also protect your body from UTI infection.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been used for many home remedies in Ayurveda from centuries due to its great health benefits. In case of a kidney urine infection, Apple cider vinegar helps us to prevent bacterial infection in the kidney urinary tract. Due to its acetic nature, it has many potent biological effects on our body and also helps to kill the harmful bacteria and viruses which further worsens urinary tract infection.  You can consume this by adding one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in one cup of Luke warm water. Add a few drops of honey to it for better taste. Drink it every morning before your meal with an empty stomach.

6. Garlic

Garlic

Garlic has natural antibiotic properties which help us to fight against all the urinary tract infection problems. Due to its diuretic property garlic helps to flush out all the toxin substances from the body. There is a very crucial antioxidant in garlic such as allicin which reduces the oxidative damage in the body. It is also beneficial for regulating the blood sugar level and ultimately reduce the risk of UTI. It has very good antimicrobial properties which prevent the microbial infection in vagina and bladder. So you should eat 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic daily with an empty stomach.

7. Orange and Strawberries Juice

Orange and Strawberries Juice

These two fruits are a rich source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C fight against the various infection in the body and also increase the acidic level in the vagina. The acidic environment making it difficult for the bacteria to grows in the urinary tract. So you should eat 2-3 oranges daily. Along with these two fruits, you can also add kiwi, pepper, potatoes, tomatoes, and broccoli in your daily diet to avoid UTI.

All the home remedies which are mentioned above are best for urinary tract infection and other body disorders. So you must add these home remedies to your daily diet.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical based treatments.