A urinary traction infection (UTI) is a very common type of infection in your urinary system. A UTI can involve any part of your urinary system, including the urethra, ureters, bladder and kidneys. Symptoms typically include needing to urinate often, having pain when urinating and feeling pain in your side or lower back. Most UTIs can be treated with an antibiotic, however as many of us know, antibiotics can throw off the natural balance of good bacteria in the body. Let’s learn a little more about UTI’s and how to remedy your own.
As stated in The Essential Herbal for Natural Health by Holly Bellebuono, “When healthy, the kidneys regularly pump urine out of the body and expel metabolic waste. When they are unhealthy, you feel a burning sensation or pain during urination, swelling, soreness, backache, headache, and often fever. If these symptoms persist, see a qualified health care practitioner.”The urinary tract is a common location for infection, which can happen at any age. Babies and toddlers are prone to urinary tract infections (UTIs) simply because they put their hands in their mouths so frequently; teenagers, especially young women, can get this type of infection as a result of new hormone fluctuations.Adult women sometimes contract UTIs because of sexual activity, and menopausal women can get them from a decrease in progesterone and general vaginal dryness.
The below formula directs antibacterial herbs to the urinary tract where they can fight infection, soothe inflamed tissues, and heal. At the first onset of symptoms, the following Urinary Tract Infection Tea can be what’s needed to reverse the infection; calendula and yarrow kill bacteria, and dandelion “chauffeurs” them to the kidneys where they are needed. Marshmallow is a soothing demulcent, meaning it calms swelling and soothes inflamed tissues.
Urinary Tract Infection Tea
Yields 1 quart
-2 tablespoons dried dandelion leaves
-2 tablespoons dried calendula
-2 tablespoons dried yarrow
-1 tablespoon dried marshmallow
-Combine the herbs in a 1-quart glass jar.
-Pour enough boiling water over them to fill the jar.
-Steep for 5 to 8 minutes.
-The brew will be bitter and slightly thick; add honey to taste and drink 3 to 4 hot cups daily.
This bacteria-fighting tea can also be used effectively as a douche. Simply prepare it as a tea and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using douching equipment.
Let this help with restoring balance within your body !