Urinary infections most often appear with women than in men. Unfortunately, if a kind of urinary infection appears with a woman, the chances that it will reappear become bigger and bigger. Some women have this kind of infections chronically appearing and sometimes, they are very hard to treat.
If you want to avoid antibiotic therapies in order to treat your urinary infections, you can also use certain natural beverages as a remedy. They are very useful to also prevent the appearance of urinary infections.
- Cranberry juice
Some studies show that cranberry juice is useful because it prevents the bacteria called Escherichia coli retain in the urinary canal. Cranberry juice contains substances that change the form of the bacteria, so that it can’t retain. It’s desirable to consume the juice pure, without any supplements and without sugar, because bacteria like sugar.
At the moment, there isn’t a recommended daily dosage of cranberry juice, so if you want to start consuming it, it would be the best for you to consult your doctor. It’s important to mention that people who have kidney stones should limit their consumption of cranberry juice.
A very effective and approachable beverage to prevent urinary infections is water. Drinking great amounts of water mitigates your urine and removes bacteria from your urinary bladder. The recommended quantity is mostly bigger than 1 liter.
If you have some symptoms of a urinary infection, try drinking about 10 glasses of water a day. It’s necessary for you to urinate whenever you feel the need to. Don’t hold it back because in that way, bacteria gain more time to multiply even more.
- Blueberry juice
This juice is another useful beverage to prevent urinary infections. If you can’t get natural blueberry juice, you can acquire the wanted result by eating fresh strawberries.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and not only they help urinary infections, but they are also useful for your complete health.
- Pomegranate juice
This juice contains antioxidants and vitamin C. The antioxidant properties of pomegranate juice prevent the appearance of bacteria. Vitamin C strengthens your immune system and helps the fight against infections of the urinary tract.
Although there isn’t a recommended daily dosage of this juice, you may take two or three glass a day when you have an infection.
- Parsley tea
Parsley tea is another natural diuretic. You may take a teaspoon of fresh parsley and put it in a cup of hot water. Leave it to rest for 5 minutes and then drink it. You should perform the therapy for 1 week, drinking a cup of this tea three to four times a day.
Pregnant women shouldn’t take parsley tea, because it can cause contractions of the uterus. It’s also not recommended to consume this tea for a longer period of time.
- Garlic tea
Garlic possesses antibacterial properties which help urinary infections. Crumble two garlics and put them in a cup of hot water. Leave it to rest for 5 minutes and then filtrate and drink. You may drink up to three cups a day when the symptoms of infection occur.
- Coconut milk
On the Philippines, a home remedy to treat urinary infections is coconut milk. It would be best to drink it out of a freshly opened coconut. Bottled coconut milk isn’t so effective as the fresh one.
- Watermelon juice
Watermelon juice is useful for the cleaning of your urinary tract. You can make this juice by filtrating watermelon in a juicer or a blender. You may also cut the watermelon in pieces, put them in a gauze and directly squeeze it into a glass or you can just eat fresh watermelon.
- Corn silk tea
Corn silk is a mild diuretic and serves to mitigate the inflammations of the urinary canals and the urinary bladder. You can buy this tea in tea bags and prepare it according to the instructions on the package.