Herbs can do wonders in human body. From treating fatal disease like cancer to common cold, it has proved its potency in many treatments. No wonder why they are now most sought about natural item. It also helps to cure UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). Women mostly get infected with UTI because they have very short urethra.
UTI is caused when bacteria enter the urethra and starts multiplying. From Urethra, bacteria make their way to bladder and make things even worse. Sex, diabetes, kidney stone, pregnancy, and contamination could cause UTI. Herbal teas give fast relief from the irritation, pain, pressure sensation caused due to UTI. It is very important to cure the disease immediately before it affects kidney when the treatment becomes more difficult. Here are herbal tea recipes that help to ease the UTI symptoms.
Horsetail And Dandelion Tea
Horsetail contains a compound called tannin which tightens the inflamed epithelial tissues. Furthermore, horsetail helps to clear the toxins and bacteria from the urinary tract by inducing the production of urine. Similarly, dandelion acts as a diuretic and maintain the proper functioning of kidney and bladder. The combination of these herbs would works like charm to bring down UTI symptoms. Here’s the recipe for preparing horsetail and dandelion tea. Take 1 tablespoon of dried horsetail and 1 teaspoon of dandelion in a mug. Pour in hot water into the mug and let it steep for 10 minutes. Then strain the liquid and drink it. Sip the tea daily twice a day to get fast relief from the UTI symptoms.
Marshmallow Root Tea
Marshmallow has the capability to control bacterial growth. It helps to detox the bladder and sooth the urinary tract. Moreover, it is also used to control bleeding in urine and to induce urine production. Exploit these qualities of the herb to treat UTI. Prepare marshmallow root tea in the following way. Crush 1 to 2 tablespoons of marshmallow root and warp it in small cheesecloth. Tie the end of the cloth. Keep the herb pouch in a mug, pour in some hot water and let it steep for 10 minutes. Then take out the pouch, add honey to taste and drink it. Drink it 2 to 3 times a day for better result.
Peppermint Ginger Juniper Berry Tea
Peppermint and ginger help to reduce the acidity of the urine which further minimises the burning sensation caused due to UTI. Being a diuretic, juniper berry induces the kidney and bladder to produce more urine and ultimately reduces the UTI infection. Note down the recipe to use the herbs for making an herbal tea effective against UTI. In a pot, mix 2 tablespoons of grated ginger, 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, 2 teaspoons of dried juniper berry with 4 cups of water. Heat the mixture in low flame for 7 minutes. Then strain it and mix a tablespoon of honey for taste. It is recommended to drink 2 to 3 times a day for an immediate effect.
Cranberry juice is mostly recommended to drink for comforting UTI symptoms. However, tea is a better option as it contains more concentrated form of goodness and do not contain any additives or sugar. Cranberry is rich in vitamin C that helps to prevent UTI. Cranberry has a unique quality to prevent the bacteria from sticking to the bladder walls that directly helps to control the spread of the infection. You can drink cranberry tea by simply steeping it tea bags for a few minutes in hot water. Cranberry tea bags are easily available in the market. Drink it 2 to 3 times a day for fast result.
Chamomile is another herb that has been found to cure UTI. It not only relaxes and soothes the nervous system but also boost the immune system. It is also known to cure sleeping disorder by relaxing the nervous system. Chamomile also has a soothing effect on the lining of bladder and uterine wall. Therefore, it aids in suppressing the UTI symptoms. You can drink chamomile tea alone or by blending it with other herbs that are effective against UTI. Here is the recipe for the blend.
Take 2 parts of Chamomile, 2 parts of Cranberry, 1 part of Echinacea, 1 part of Iva Ursi and one lemon juice. Take all the herbs in a mug and pour in hot water into it. Let it steep for 8 minutes. Strain and drink the tea when it cools down. Mix the lemon juice for taste. Drink it 2 to 3 times a day for 5 days. When the infection is cured, drink chamomile or cranberry tea for a few days as protective drink.