Sometimes we find it hard to use conventional medicine in effort of treating any illness that we surfer from. There are several natural remedies that are freely provided by nature which we can use to combat different illness. Below are some of the remedies that we can use to combat UTI infection.
The use of antibiotics destroys beneficial normal bacterial flora, and pathogenic bacteria are selectively enabled to overgrow on internal and external surfaces. Probiotics are microorganisms that are consumed through food or supplements which promote a healthy balance of normal bacteria flora in your gut. Normal bacterial flora is crucial for preventing the overgrowth of microorganisms that lead to illness. Probiotics are available in supplement form or in fermented food, such as kefir, kimchi, kombucha and probiotic yogurt. Studies show that certain strains of probiotics helps restore the body’s natural flora and recolonize the bladder with helpful bacteria that decreases the risk of UTIs.
- Cranberry juice and Cranberry extract
Some studies suggest that cranberry juice may decrease the number of UTIs a person develops over a 12-month period, particularly for women with recurrent UTIs. Cranberry extract on the other hand works by preventing bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract system.
Garlic has been shown to have antimicrobial properties and may be able to block the growth of bacteria to prevent UTIs. Allicin is freshly crushed raw garlic which studies reports that it has a variety of antimicrobial activities especially to multi-drug-resistant strains of E. coli
D-Mannose is a kind of sugar that is related to glucose. It has bacterial static activity and therefore can prevent UTI by preventing bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract system.
- Vitamin C
Fruits and vegetables are especially high in vitamin C and are a good way to increase your intake. Vitamin C work by increasing the acidity of the urine, thereby killing off the bacteria that cause infection.You can monitor your urine pH at comfort of your home by using urinalysis test strips which you can get from your local pharmacy or from online store such us Amazon.
- Clove Oil
Research indicates that clove oil has antimicrobial, anti-fungal and antiviral activity. Clove can be taken internally, but it’s highly recommend that you do it under the care of a health care provider or nutritionist.
- Myrrh Oil
Historically myrrh oil, has been used to treat wounds and prevent infections. According to research myrrh oil has been reported to have antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiphrastic properties of healing. It can be applied topically with a warm or cool compress, or rubbed into the skin. It can also been taken internally but with direction of a nutritionist or under the care of your health care provider.
- Oregano Oil
Oregano oil is usually concentrated into an essential oil that’s loaded with antioxidants and powerful compounds that has be reported to have health benefits. Oregano oil is useful both when consumed and applied to the skin. A cording to the study it has be proven that it has an antibacterial activity that is mostly effective by inhibited the growth of bacteria most commonly seen in UTIs. When taking oregano oil, it recommended that it should be administered under the guidance of your health care provider.
- Bear berry leaf
Also known as uva-ursi. One study showed that a combination of bear berry leaf, dandelion root and dandelion leaf decreased UTI recurrence.
- Baking soda
Baking soda have an effect of neutralizing the acid in your urine, which allows your body to change the environment of the habitat of the bacteria. Baking soda helps also detoxify your kidneys, which stops the infection from spreading and causing damage.To use baking soda as a treatment for a UTI, it’s recommended that you dissolve 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of baking soda in water and drink it on an empty stomach.