UTI is an infection in which the urinary tract gets infected with bacteria. The urinary tract includes ureters, urethra and the kidney. The bacteria, E. coli, Chlamydia or Mycoplasma get inside the opening of the urethra and infect it. This is a very severe problem and if not diagnosed earlier can lead to serious problems. It later spreads to the kidneys and when the bladder gets infected and cystitis get formed. Though this is a very common problem and many people suffer from it, women are more prone to this infection.
There are many kinds of treatments for UTI. If treated during the early stages it can get cured with a week. The best and safe way to get rid of this problem is to take home remedies. Below are a few home remedies which can help in curing this problem.
Drinking lots of water is the best home remedy to get rid of urinary tract infection. All that the patient has to do is drink plenty of water (6 to 8 glasses everyday) as this will help in flushing the bacteria out which is the main reason for the infection. When a person drinks water, he/she is forced to urinate more, therefore flushing the toxins out from the body.
A regular intake of Vitamin C helps in increasing the acidity which prevents the growth of bacteria in the body. Hence, when a person is suffering from UTI, they are recommended to take 1000mg of Vitamin C every day. This is a very effective remedy for UTI.
Drinking a lot of cranberry juice is another way of getting rid of UTI. This juice is rich in Quinolic Acid and Vitamin C which are very effective to prevent bacterial infection. A person suffering from UTI should drink 12 to 24 oz of cranberry juice every day.
Take a glass of water and add ½ tablespoon of baking soda and mix it. When a person is in the initial stages of UTI he/she can take it. This mixture is more effective and baking soda increases the acid level in the body thus increasing the acid-base balance of acidic urine.
Make a mixture of essential oils. Take equal portions of bergamot, sandalwood, juniper, tea tree and frankincense. Rub this oil on your bladder for four days. A regular massage of these essential oils will help in preventing bladder infection.
To cure urinary tract infection, take two capsules of Echinacea thrice a day along with Oregon grape root. This is a very effective way to relieve yourself from this problem.
For very serious cases, take ½ tablespoon of tincture after every hour. Take equal portions of buchu, echinacea, pipsissewa and uva ursi tincture and blend them together. After every two hours, take 20 drops of the mixture for initial two days. Later take 1 tablespoon of this mixture four times a day to cure yourself from UTI. To over the strong effect of urva ursi, drink some marshmallow root tea as it has a soothing effect.