Urinary tract infections affect your system by causing you pain while peeing, a burning feeling or urinal incontinence. There are several home remedies which terminate discomfort caused by UTI. You can easily do it yourself in the comfort of your house.
Water is the number one home remedy for UTI. Keeping hydrated will help your urinary system to get rid of bacteria. The more the water you drink, the more you will pee and the better your chances of feeling relief. A daily intake of 8 glasses of water or more will soothe your urinary tract.
Slice a clean cucumber and eat it. Its high water content will increase your body’s water content and help your urinary system to wash off bacteria.
Its alkaline form will neutralize your urine so that you do not feel the burning sensation, which is caused by acidity. Make a solution of 1 teaspoon baking soda to 8 ounces of water and drinking it every morning. Since baking soda is high in sodium you can avoid salt during the treatment time. Do not exceed a week of using this remedy.
Diuretics increase the amount of sodium excretion thus facilitating the production and excretion of urine. You may use parsley water or celery seeds to get this effect. Simply chew celery seeds as a snack once or twice a day.
Here is how you can make parsley water to treat UTI. Add fresh parsley to hot water and strain of the leaves then drink the solution.
Ginger will prevent or reduce the synthesis of prostaglandins which cause inflammation. You can make ginger tea or chew fresh ginger root.
Cranberry juice prevents the bacteria from sticking on the urethral lining thus stopping them from multiplying. A glass or two three times a day will help ward off bacteria.
Blue berries prevent the bacteria from sticking on the walls of the urinary system. You can take blue berry juice or simply eat the fruits daily to inhibit the production of bacteria.
It contains allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) which makes it impossible for bacteria to survive in your urinal tract. Grate and eat 1 teaspoon of horseradish root three times a day. Accompany it with a glass of milk or water to prevent stomach upset.
Cream of tartar
Mixed with a little of lemon juice it will change the pH of your urine to make it difficult for bacteria survive. Combine 1 1/2 teaspoon of the cream in warm water. You may drink the mixture two times a day until your symptoms disappear.
Using heat to relieve pain
Apply heat over your bladder to relieve the inflammation and pain by using a hot water bottle. The water should be hot enough to touch but not too hot to cause burns or too cool to fail to relax your muscles.
You can treat UTI as soon as you notice the symptoms by using one or more of these natural home remedies to get relief. You can thus prevent the infection from attacking your kidneys and causing worse problems.