3 Ways to Rid Urinary Tract Infections Naturally
Infections of the urinary tract are commonly known as systitis in women and urethritis in men. It is important to catch these infections at the very first sign (often a burning sensation and an increased need to urinate) to prevent a more serious infection. Consult your doctor for any type of urinary infection, or if you have a fever or blood in your urine.
- Drink Cranberry Juice
Cranberry juice helps to prevent and treat bladder infections. It makes the walls of the bladder slippery and prevents bacteria from gaining a hold. Keep in mind when purchasing cranberry juice to get an organic all natural juice with no extra preservatives, sugars or blends that take away from the purity of the juice. You want your juice to be as natural and as strong as possible.
2 fl oz (60 ml) water
4 fl oz (125 ml) unsweetened cranberry juice
2 fl oz (60 ml) unsweetened apple juice
Combine the ingredients in a glass. Drink six glasses daily at the first sign of a bladder infection. If you're prone to such infections, drink two glasses every day as a preventitive measure.
- Flush out bacteria. Drinking plenty of water – at least six glasses daily – flushes the bladder of problem – causing bacteria and can help prevent bladder infections.
- Drink Parsley Tea. Parsley has natural diuretic properties and helps to cleanse the bladder of infectious organisms.
1/2 cup (20 g) coarsely chopped fresh parsley
2 quarts (2.5 liters) water
Simmer the parsley and the water for five minutes in a covered pot, steep for 15 minutes, and strain. Drink the tea over a period of three hours to flush out the bladder.