End your struggle with UTI with these 5 herbal teas

Updated on: 7 March 2022, 15:58 pm IST

Thinking of how to treat UTI at home? Well, you can certainly get relief through these 5 herbal teas. Try them!

Aayushi Gupta
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Urinary tract infection (UTI) symptoms can knock you down due to the pain. Having UTI will also make you urinate frequently and its other symptoms may include itching, burning sensation while urinating, lower back pain and painful intercourse. It is a common infection. Even while antibiotics remain the most prescribed solutions when we think about how to treat UTI, sometimes homemade solutions such as herbal teas can bring you relief!

Many women suffer from urinary tract infections either occasionally or recurrently. The infection can be really annoying and debilitating and have the potential to damage kidney function. What’s the solution? Well, a great way to deal with the infection is herbal teas.

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Herbal teas can help in natural treatment of UTIs because:

1. They might be better for your immune system than antibiotics.
2. They can help soothe the irritation and speed up the healing process.
3. They can also help you stay hydrated and staying hydrated is very important if you’ve got a UTI.
4. They contain anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which can cure itching and irritation, killing the bad bacteria from your urine.
5. Also, herbal teas help to strengthen your bladder, creating a healthy environment.

Drink these 5 herbal teas to get rid of UTI

Dr Topoti Mukherjee, Consultant – Nephrology, Manipal Hospital Whitefield, tells HealthShots that there are several herbal teas available that can benefit urinary tract infections.

Dr Mukherjee says, “There are several herbal teas available that claim to be of benefit in urinary tract infections that are green tea, and teas containing hibiscus, chamomile, mint, parsley, and cranberry.”

So if you experience the condition and you may be looking at how to treat UTI with natural ways, try these drinks:

1. Green tea

Green tea has plenty of benefits including treating UTIs. It is an effective antimicrobial for urinary tract infection and that means it can fight against the Escherichia coli bacteria that cause UTIs. Moreover, antioxidants are commonly found in green tea and this can help eliminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Also, read: Before popping antibiotics, try these 5 home remedies to treat UTI

2. Cranberry tea

Dr Mukherjee says, “The herbal tea containing cranberry extract may be used. Cranberry in the form of an extract or tablets has shown some benefit in preventing UTIs because it contains antioxidants including polyphenols which have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can also try drinking cranberry juice.”

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3. Chamomile tea

You probably come across chamomile tea multiple times. But did you know before that it can help in treating UTIs? Well, that’s true. Chamomile tea is rich in antioxidants and contains anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which can help to reduce the bad bacteria from the body. This can also relieve the pain caused by infection.

4. Parsley tea

Parsley tea is a natural remedy used to treat issues like menstruation and hormonal changes. Along with that, it can help minimize the symptoms of UTI because it acts as a natural diuretic that can prevent kidney infection by increasing your urine quantities to help flush out the bacteria out of your urinary tract. Along with that it’s rich in vitamin C and contains antioxidants which makes it a perfect herbal tea for UTIs.

5. Mint tea

Peppermint’s antimicrobial power makes it really easy for this herbal tea to treat UTIs. Apart from this, it also has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties which help to kill bad bacteria and help to restore the balance between good and bad bacteria.

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Brew a cup of peppermint tea to beat the infection. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

How to treat UTI at home – follow these tips too

* Drink a lot of water
* Consume citrus fruits
* Maintain hygiene
* Avoid douching
* Consume probiotics
* Wipe from front to back
* Avoid strong perfumed soaps and lotions
* Wear cotton underwear
* Don’t hold your urine

Keep these tips in mind and drink those herbal teas for instant relief!

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