A urinary tract infection (UTI) happens when bacteria get to the urethra. If it spreads through the urinary system and the kidneys, you can deal with a nasty situation. Luckily, there are some remedies for UTI you can prepare at home.
Drink a Lot of Water
Drinking a lot of water is very important when having a urinary tract infection because it can flush out bacteria. Many home remedies for UTI are drinks because you must flush out liquid through your system in order to remove the bacteria.
You have to drink at least eight glasses of water. It’s even better if you drink more than that.
Try to urinate as often as you can, even if you don’t need to. If you hold it in, the chance to developing and multiplying the bacteria is increased. Peeing is a vital part of recovering.
Drink Baking Soda
Baking soda is an alkaline substance-the opposite of acidic-which means it can help neutralize or lessen the acidity of your urine. If you find yourself resisting the urge to pee because of a burning sensation, baking soda can help ease the discomfort.
You will need:
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-8 ounces of fresh water
Stir the baking soda into the water until it dissolves, and then drink the whole glass. Do this first thing in the morning. Since baking soda is high in sodium, you shouldn’t drink this more than a week, or if you are trying to avoid salt.
Drink Parsley Water
Although it is very refreshing, parsley water can relieve a urinary tract infection and boost the healing process acting as a diuretic.
To prepare the drink you need:
-Roughly 1 cup of fresh parsley OR 2 tablespoons of dried parsley
-1-2 cups of water
Boil the water and add the parsley. Let it simmer steadily for 6-10 minutes. Strain the leaves and consume the drink hot.
Chew Celery Seeds
Celery seeds act as a diuretic. So, chewing a handful of celery seeds might increase the urine production. Also, you can make celery seed water with the same method for parsley water.
You will need:
– A handful of celery seeds
Chew these seeds once or twice a day after a meal. Also, it helps with digestion.
Cucumbers have high water content and thanks to that you can get extra fluid through your system. Therefore, it is recommended to eat 1 cucumber a day.
Avoid Chocolate, Citrus and Caffeine
Chocolate, citrus, and caffeine should be avoided if you are dealing with UTI. They can irritate the bladder lining and make it easier for bacteria to stay. Citrus increases the acidity of the urine, which makes peeing even more painful.
Not only peeing hurts when having UTI, but the inflammation and irritation cause regular discomfort. Then, apply heat over your bladder. Warmth will relax your muscles and you will feel some relief.
The chemical form of ginger allows it to block prostaglandin synthesis. Prostaglandins correspond about a variety of biological processes, such as inflammation. They are also sending pain signals to neurons. Therefore ginger helps preventing and reducing inflammation and pain.
Studies seem to show that it does indeed help, and it is the most effective on women who have had UTI’s before, or suffer reoccurring infections. In order to feel the effects, you will need to drink a decent amount of it. On the other hand, some people have experienced a stomachache. It is worth trying-and you may just find that it really does work for you.
For this purpose you will need:
– A ‘real’ cranberry juice (or at least juice that isn’t loaded with sugar)
Drink a full 8 ounce glass three times daily. To prevent infections, drink 1-2 daily.