Herbs can do wonders for your body. From fighting fatal disease such as cancer to common colds, it has proved its potency in many treatments.
No wonder herbs are now the most sought after natural remedy. Also, it helps cure UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). Women mostly get infected with UTI because their urethra lies close to the anus and vagina, therefore it is easier for microbes to enter the urinary tract and find their way to the bladder.
What Causes UTI?
Urinary Tract Infection is caused when bacteria enter the urethra and then starts multiplying. From the urethra, bacteria make their way to the bladder and make things worse. Diabetes, sex, kidney stone, contamination and pregnancy could cause UTI.
Drinking herbal teas can give quick relief from the pain, irritation and pressure sensation caused due to UTI. It is important to cure the disease immediately before it affects your kidney.
Here are herbal tea recipes you can try, that help to ease the UTI symptoms.
1. Cranberry Tea
Cranberry tea or juice is a popular natural remedy for fighting UTI symptoms. But, cranberry tea is preferable than juice as juice can contain additives or sugar.
Cranberry tea is rich in vitamin C, which helps to heal the infection quickly. Besides this, cranberries contain a unique substance that lowers the risk of infection and inhibits the bacteria from sticking to the bladder tissue.
The taste of this tea is also sweet and tangy. You can use cranberry tea in conjunction with other herbal teas or drink it separately. It is a great protective tonic for UTI.
How to Prepapre:
1. Boil water.
2. Pour over the tea bags.
3. Steep for at least 10 minutes.
4. Drink twice daily.
2. Green Tea
Green tea is a very good alternative remedy for many ailments and diseases. It has powerful and potent antioxidant properties which remove the bacteria and other harmful free radicals from your bladder and your body. Also, it helps activate your immune system to function optimally.
The University Of Maryland Medical Center recommends an intake of 250-500 mg of the standardized green tea extract, daily. You can prepare tea at home using dried green tea leaves and drink it throughout the day. But refrain from drinking caffeinated green tea.
How to Prepapre:
1. Boil 1 cup water.
2. Add 1 teaspoon green tea.
3. After 10 minutes strain the tea.
4. Drink 2-4 cups daily.
3. Horsetail and Dandelion Tea
Horsetail is amazing when it comes to soothing UTIs. This is because of its ability to “tighten” the inflamed epithelial tissues with tannins, which is an astringent present in bitter plant matter.
It also removes bacteria and toxins in the urinary tract by thoroughly filtering through the kidneys and increasing the production of urine. The flavonoids, which are metabolites in plant matter, help calm spasms that accompany a UTI.
Dandelion on the other hand, works as a diuretic, and stimulates your bladder and kidneys.
1 cup water
1 tablespoon of dried horsetail
1 teaspoon dried dandelion
1. Put 1 tablespoons of dried horsetail and 1 teaspoon of dried dandelion in a mug
2. Boil 1 cup of water
3. Pour over the herbs.
4. Steep for 10 minutes.
5. Covered before straining and drinking.
Drink twice daily, adding honey to taste.