UTI is the abbreviation of urinary track infection. Women are usually the most common victims of this disease. Once infected with UTI, patients will suffer from much discomfort, such as a constant urge to urinate, releasing only a small amounts of urine at a time, bloody, cloudy, or bad-smelling urine, painful and burning urination, lower back or abdominal pain. Though you can choose herbal medicine named diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill to cure the disease, home remedies are still needed to alleviated the annoying symptoms. Here are 7 home remedies for UTI.
1.Drinking more water
Drinking plenty of water can flush out all the pathogenic bacteria and toxins from the body, it will be helpful for removing the infection.
Cranberry can inhibit the growing and breeding of varieties of pathogenic bacteria, keep the integrity of the bladder wall and the normal urinary pH value. So drinking cranberry juice can work great and prevent the bacteria from remaining in the urinary tract.
Baking soda is one of the most effective home treatments for UTI. Add one teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and wash the opening of urethra. It helps to relieve the urinary irritation symptoms and neutralize the acid content present in the urine, thereby, eliminating the infection.
Blueberry contains a special compound which can prevent the bacteria from adhering on the urethral wall cells, thereby, it can be advantageous to prevent UTI. So drinking blueberry juice (without adding artificial sweetener) or have some blueberries early in the morning are great for protect yourself from this disease. Drinking blueberry juice is a good home remedy for UTI in men.
The enzyme, known as bromelain, is found in pineapple. It has the properties of anti-inflammation and is helpful to eliminate the UTI symptoms. Either eat a cup of fresh pineapple or drink juice of half a pineapple on the daily basis is beneficial for easing the symptoms. Avoid eating canned pineapple for it has preservative and its nutrients have been destroyed.
6.Apply Heating Pad
This is an excellent home remedy for UTI pain. You can place a hot water bottle or heating pad over your abdomen, it can help to dilate the blood vessels and accelerate the blood flow, thereby, the abdominal pain caused by the infection can be eased.
Take some tea tree oil, sandalwood oil, juniper oil, bergamot oil, and frankincense, then mix them together. Apply this mixture on the areas closer to the bladder. The mixture can avoid the germs from expanding infection. This method should be taken for about three to four days in order to take great effect on eliminating the symptoms.