Preventing UTIs With Natural Wellness
Healing UTIs Naturally
If you’ve ever experienced a UTI, you know how uncomfortable and even painful they can be. Anyone can develop a UTI, but women are 30 times more likely to be affected than men. Approximately 40% of women will experience a UTI at some point in their lives.
A UTI can affect any part of the urinary system, including the urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys, but it usually starts in organs of the lower urinary tract, bladder, and urethra.
The most common treatment for UTI’s is a round of antibiotics, however this plan isn’t bulletproof. Over time, the bacteria can become antibiotic-resistant, meaning the bacteria has out-smarted the antibiotics and they are no longer effective.
Research has shown that the following herbs are proven to be effective in killing off bacterial infections that cause UTI’s:
Herbs That Heal Urinary Tract Infections
Uva Ursi (Bearberry Leaf)
This herb contains active ingredients, such as hydroquinone and arbutin, which provide antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties useful for treating urinary tract infections.
Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium)
Yarrow is diaphoretic, hypotensive, astringent, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, diuretic, antimicrobial, bitter, and hepatic. It’s a great helper to the other herbs in assisting the bacteria to detach from the urethra and flush out of the body.
Marshmallow Root (Althaea Officinalis)
Marshmallow is an incredible herb to cool burning sensations. It produces a soothing, cooling, mucilage substance that brings down sensations of burning, itching, inflamed membranes.
Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium)
Fights parasites, malaria, fungal infections, and UTI’s with its powerful anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. It’s active ingredients inhibit the growth of bacteria so that it stops multiplying and the immune system can take care of it easier.
Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
Another great herb to sooth inflammation and reduce discomfort associated with UTI’s. The root has cooling and anti-bacterial properties that kill infections and eliminate inflammation.
Foods To Avoid
It is absolutely necessary to avoid foods that bacterial infections feed on. It may surprise you to hear that bacteria can eat and be strengthened, but it is true. Unless you remove these foods from your diet, especially while fighting an infections, recovery may be slowed.
Eggs, butter, ghee, milk, cheese, wheat, bread, and canola oil all feed pathogens. Be sure to completely avoid these foods if you feel an infection coming on.
Be sure to drink a lot of lemon water in order to flush out the bacteria. The lemon contains powerful vitamin C that boosts the immune system to help kill the intruders. Adding lemon into your water is an easy and effective way to flush out unwanted bacteria.
Vitamin C or Camu Camu powder is a powerful weapon to fight bacteria. Liquid Zinc is critical to the immune system and actually needs to be supplemented in order to get adequate amounts. Check out the Wild Bloom Botanicals UTI Tincture!