Thursday, May 15, 2014

Natural remedies for urinary tract infection | Food herbs that prevent UTI

Urinary tract infections are very common in women and often tend to recur in a few months. Conventional medicine tends to treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics but while they may work at first by suppressing the bacteria they become ineffectual after a while. The strain of bacteria may become drug-resistant and even more virulent. The other complications of antibiotics are that they deplete the body of healthy bacteria, and can even cause the bladder lining to inflame causing interstitial cystitis or chronic inflammation of the bladder.

Food and herbs that help to build the body's own natural immunity are the best defence against urinary tract infections.

  • Consume crushed garlic with a glass of water every morning. It should be taken on a empty stomach. Garlic helps to destroy and protect against various infections.
  • Include plenty of onions in cooked and raw form into your diet.
  • Drink plenty of water. This helps to flush out bacteria along with the urine flow. 
  • Drinking cranberry juice can help - however only the unsweetened form. 
  • Avoid sugar in all forms as sugar promotes bacterial growth.
  • Add fermented foods like pickles and yogurt to your diet as these foods contain healthy bacteria that can help fight infections.
  • Avoid milk, fat, cheese as these build toxins in the body.
  • Herbal supplements like cystone help to maintain a healthy urinary tract by flushing out toxins, maintain a proper pH balance and preventing recurrence of UTIs
  • Cystone is a blend of herbs
    that helps maintain urinary tract health