UTI, Urinary Tract Infections Natural Remedies
A UTI, Urinary Tract Infection, is an inflammation of the kidneys, bladder, or the urethra. Symptoms of UTI include pain, burning or urge to urinate. Causes of UTI may include sensitivity to soaps, poor sanitary conditions, or especially in urinary tract infection in women, from a short urethra.
Most urinary tract infections treatments are with antibiotics, which kill both the bad and the good bacteria, which is needed for a healthy environment. If you have chronic urinary tract infections, see a urologist to be sure there is not a serious problems or even a deformity.
From the natural perspective, UTI, urinary tract infections may be a result of lack of antioxidants, poor diet, and sanitation issues. Chronic urinary tract infections may be a sign of childhood abuse, especially if antibiotics don’t work, or there are no laboratory signs of infection in the urinary tract.
What you can do naturally: Treatment of symptoms of UTI, Urinary Tract Infections can include taking D-Mannose which may help avoid bacteria sticking to the walls of the mucus membranes. Cranberry extracts can also be effective. Remember to avoid tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and soda pop.
If you are having constant problems, see also Interstitial Cystitis
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body's ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results -- your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Urinary Tract Infection
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >
Horsetail (Shave grass) - diuretic and healthy for the urinary tract.
Nettle – anti-inflammatory herb, full of minerals, drying effect.
Uva ursi – for treatment of symptoms of UTI. Use only for a few days.
Cell Salts to Help Urinary Tract Infections
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day. Learn more about cell salts >
#4 Ferr Phos 6X – inflammation
#5 Kali Mur 6X – mucus and inflammation
#8 Mag Phos 6X – spasms, muscles
#10 Nat Phos 6X – over acidity
Urinary Tract Infection Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies. Learn more about homeopathy >
Berberis – radiating urinary tract infection pain from kidney to the bladder or from kidney to ureter, liver, stomach, spleen, arresting breathing. Pain in thighs and loins on urinating. Urine with red sediment. Urethra burns when not urinating. Bubbling urinary tract infection pain in region of kidneys. Pain from kidney stones. Worse from motion, standing. Mentally and physically tired, not inclined to do anything. Apathetic; indifferent.
Cantharis – constant urge to urinate. Acute cystitis, nephritis. Intolerable tenesmus (spasmodic contraction), cutting before, during and after urine. Urine burning, scalding with cutting urinary tract infection pain. Urine may be bloody or jelly-like. Better warm applications, rest; worse urinating and after. Anxious restlessness, ending in rage; constantly attempts to do something but accomplishes nothing.
Equisetum – urinary tract infection pain in kidneys, bladder and urinary passages; constant desire to urinate; passes large quantities of clear, light-colored urine; urine can be cloudy. Pain severe at close of urination. Burning, cutting pain in urethra, pricking. Rising at night to urinate. Bedwetting in children. Better continued motion, afternoon, from lying down; worse movement, touch, pressure or contact. Very irritable and easily fatigued.
Medorrhinum – painful tenesmus (spasmodic contraction) when urinating. Ammonia-urine, scalding; urine flows very slowly. Bedwetting. Better damp weather, bending back or stretching, fresh air, rubbing; worse sunrise to sunset, heat 3 am to 4 am. Everything seems unreal, time passes to slow; hurried, anxious, wild feeling.
Sarsaparilla – tenesmus (spasmodic contraction) of bladder. Urinary tract infection pain from right kidney downward. Severe pain at conclusion of urination. Can pass urine only when standing; urine dribbles while sitting. Urine bloody, pussy. Kidney colic and painful urination in infants; child screams before and while passing urine. Better warmth, standing, uncovering neck and chest; worse sitting, cold, wet, dampness.
Staphysagria – chronic urinary tract infection where antibiotics don’t help, or there is no medical reason for infection. For those with a history of sexual abuse, or get painful urinary tract infections after intercourse.Thuja – cutting squeezing in bladder and urethra; bladder feels paralyzed, must wait for urination. Desire sudden and urgent, but cannot be controlled. Urethra infection swollen inflamed. Fight causes of UTI, Better warm, motion, crossing legs, pressure; worse cold dampness, during menses, urinating. Introverted; fixed ideas; hurried with ill humor, talks hastily.