Infections of the urinary tract develop when gastrointestinal bacteria, mostly Escherichia coli, retain themselves on the walls of the urinary canal and start to develop.The result of that is prickling and pain during urination, often urination and sometimes an unpleasant smell of the urine.
Urinary infections mostly appear with women than with men. Unfortunately, if a urinary infection appears in women, the chances for reappearing become bigger and bigger. In some women, these infections appear chronically and are very difficult to cure.If you want to avoid the antibiotic therapy for the treatment of urinary infections, certain natural beverages can also serve as a remedy. They are also very useful in the prevention of appearance of urinary infections.
Some studies show that cranberry juice is useful because it prevents Escherichia coli to hold itself inside the urinary canal. Cranberry juice contains substances which change the shape of the bacteria, so it can’t hold on. It’s necessary to consume this juice pure, without extra additives and without sugar, because bacteria love sugar.
There isn’t a recommended daily dose of cranberry juice, so if you want to start consuming it, it would be best to visit your doctor and look for advice. It’s important to emphasize that persons with kidney stones should limit their consumption of cranberry juice.
A very effective and approachable beverage for the prevention of infections of the urinary tract is water. Drinking a greater amount of water moderates your urine and removes bacteria out of the urinary bladder. The recommended quantity is mostly more than 1 liter.If you’re experiencing symptoms of a urinary infection, try to drink about 10 glasses of water a day. It’s important to urinate when you feel the need to do that. Don’t hold it back, because in that way the bacteria get more time to develop more and more.
This juice is another useful beverage for the prevention of urinary infections. If you can’t get natural blueberry juice, you can acquire the results by eating fresh strawberries.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and not only they help in urinary infections, but they are also useful for your complete health.
This juice contains antioxidants and vitamin C. The antioxidant properties of pomegranate juice prevent the appearance of bacteria. Vitamin C strengthens your immune system and helps in the fight against infections of the urinary tract.
Although there isn’t a recommended daily dose of this juice, you can freely drink two or three glasses of this juice daily while you’re having the infection.
Parsley juice is another natural diuretic. You can take a teaspoon of fresh parsley and pour a glass of hot water in a cup. Leave it to rest for 5 minutes and then drink it. You should perform this therapy for a week, drinking this tea three to four times a day.
Pregnant women shouldn’t drink parsley tea because it can cause contractions of the uterus. It’s also not recommended to consume this tea for a longer time period.
Garlic has antibacterial properties which help in urinary infections. Crush two pieces of garlic and pour hot water in a cup. Leave it to rest for 5 minutes, then filtrate it and drink. You may drink three cups of tea daily when the first symptoms of infection occur.
On the Philippines, a home remedy for urinary infections is coconut milk. It would be best if you drink coconut milk directly from a freshly opened coconut. Coconut milk which is bottled isn’t as effective as the fresh one.
Watermelon juice is useful for cleaning of the urinary tract. You may prepare this juice by squeezing watermelon in a juicer or in a blender. You may also put cut watermelon in a gauze and squeeze it directly in a glass. Or you can simply eat fresh watermelon.
Corn silk tea
Corn silk is a mild diuretic and serves to alleviate the inflammations of your urinary canals and the urinary bladder. You can buy this tea in tea bags and prepare it according to the instructions on the package.