A Doctor Speaks: A Natural Cure for UTI
Natural cures for bladder infections (also called Urinary Tract Infections or UTI) are becoming a strongly desired solution to a growing problem. Although diet and other activities can be causative agents, the problem of UTI's stems from excessive use of commonly prescribed antibiotics. As a result, the human body is having an increasingly difficult time defeating the microbes that cause severe bladder infections. This is something that both men and women should pay attention to. It would not hurt to educate teens and pre-teens about this as well.
What exactly is a UTI?
Urinary tract infections are a common health problem, especially among women. They account for up to one quarter of the total bacterial urinary tract infections. This can be caused by a number of different types of bacteria. In the bladder, these bacteria are often E. coli or Enterobacteria species (shown above) in the urethra, they include Enterococcus species and α-hemolytic streptococci from the vagina.
According to Dr. Nick Rosen M.D. at DispatchHealth.com, symptoms of UTIs vary from person to person, but most commonly include:
- Urinating more often than usual or frequently having the urge to pee
- Only producing small amounts of urine when using the restroom, despite the urge to urinate more
- Odorous or cloudy urine
- Pelvic pain, especially in women
- Urine that’s pink, red, or brown in color
- A painful burning sensation while urinating
Throughout the past, several doses of antibiotics were used for treating a bladder infection. It seemed to be great because the drug seemed to easily eliminate the bacteria taking up residence in the bladder. However, due to the widespread use of antibiotics as a treatment for improper illnesses and the unknowing consumption of thousands of pounds of meats injected full of antibiotics, human pathogenic bacteria are developing a very real resistance to the most widely used antibiotics. In the following video, Dr. Andrew Rubman, a naturopathic physician and author briefly explains an immediate method for starting the healing process when dealing with UTI.
As mentioned in the video, pure Cranberry juice (not from concentrate with added sugars) works well to combat bladder infections. However, there are some other plant-based blessings that can be incorporated into a home-based regimen. Remember, conventional bladder infection cures are becoming much more difficult to manufacture in the lab, but fortunately, there are seven potent herbs that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of recurring UTI.
Some of these are:
Taking uva ursi (shown to the right with bright red beads of goodness) is another great method for treating a bladder infection. This supplement has been commonly used for years to treat glandular and urinary infections and is highly effective in curing bladder infections as well. The antiseptic properties of the plant also ease swelling in the bladder to not only kill bacteria present, but also alleviate most of the discomfort associated with a bladder infection. Uva ursi is one of the great natural cures for bladder infection but should not be taken for a lengthy amount of time, as toxic side effects may occur.
Agothosma betulina, (shown below) commonly known as the buchu shrub, is mostly regarded for its healing effects on the urinary tract. It has some antiseptic properties, and when combined with its diuretic capability, it can kill and wash away any bacteria inhabiting your urinary tract, making it one of the most used natural cures for bladder infections. Buchu has also been shown to alleviate the symptoms of mild urinary tract infections and even help with irritable bladder syndrome.
Throughout countless years of use in Europe, St. John's Wort (shown below with the yellow petals) has proven itself to be a great natural method for treating a bladder infection, among other things. It has rather powerful antibiotic compounds, which can be used either internally or topically, depending on the situation. When looking for natural cures for bladder infections, St. John's Wort should top your list, as its potent antibiotic compounds will cure your infection without any major side effects.
Lemon balm, (seen below with bright green leaves) while generally used as a mild sedative, also has some antibacterial properties which could prove to make it one of the most effective natural cures for bladder infections. There are absolutely no side effects associated with using lemon balm, so it can be used if you wish.
These are just a few of the herbs for UTI. There are other powerful herbs that help restore health in the urinary tract and help your body fight infections and prevent recurring bouts of cystitis. These images show how these herbs look in the wild, where they naturally thrive. It is less costly and likely much faster to find a great manufacturer who can combine these herbal ingredients or at least make them consumable as individual supplements. There are so many to choose from. We will publish a guide to help with that soon. In the meantime, it helps to know that Elderberry XL Plus is such a powerful blend of natural ingredients that are anti-microbial, anti-viral and even help the body work against the complications associated with diabetes and cancer.
We provided the link below to the John Hopkins Medicine website where even more information on this menacing condition is available, including what to do if your child develops a UTI. Moral of the story? This (like so many other human conditions) can be healed naturally as long as neglect didn't set in and cause irreversible damage.
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