Table of contents:
- 1. Bearberry
- 2. Hydraste
- 3. Corn hair
- 4. Dandelion
- 5. Mouth
- 6. Horsetail
- Important care when using teas
The use of teas is a good way to complement the treatment of urinary tract infection, as they can increase the effect of prescribed medicines, as well as relieve symptoms more quickly.
However, teas should never replace medical advice, especially when antibiotics are being used.
The most used teas in cases of urinary infection include those with antimicrobial action, as they help to eliminate the microorganisms that are causing the infection, as well as diuretics, which increase the amount of urine produced, allowing to clean the urinary tract. Some good proven examples are:
The leaves of this plant have been used for many years to relieve and treat the symptoms of urinary tract infection and, according to several studies, its effects are related to the presence of a substance, known as arbutin, which has strong antimicrobial action and which, therefore, manages to eliminate the bacteria, viruses and fungi responsible for most cases of urinary infection.
In addition, ursine also has a diuretic action, which helps to eliminate more urine during the day, keeping the urinary tract cleaner and free of microorganisms.
- 3 g of dried bearberry leaves;
- 200 ml of cold water.
Add the leaves to the water and let it rest for 12 to 14 hours, in a covered container, protected from light. Then strain the mixture and drink up to 4 cups a day.The ingredients presented are usually used to prepare a cup of tea, so if you want to, you should increase the quantities, to make enough for 1 day.
Attention: bearberry can cause some cases of intoxication and, therefore, it should be consumed in moderation. symptoms and for a maximum of 7 days. If symptoms such as nausea or vomiting appear, it is important to stop eating bearberry.
Seaweed is another plant with scientific evidence that can help treat cases of urinary tract infection, as it is rich in substances such as hydrastine and berberine, which have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action, and there are also some studies that point out that berberine can even prevent some bacteria, especially E. coli, from sticking to the walls of the urinary system, being more easily eliminated.
- 1 teaspoon of horseradish root powder;
- 250 mL of boiling water.
Place the ingredients in a cup for 10 to 15 minutes and stir. Then strain, let it cool and consume 2 to 3 times a day.
Seal powder to make tea can be hard to find, so this plant can also be used in the form of a liquid root extract, with ¼ teaspoon a day, or according to the instructions on the package. Another form of consumption is the use of capsules, and in these cases, it is recommended to consume 450 mg 2 to 3 times a day.
3. Corn hair
Corn hair tea is another of the most used home remedies to treat urinary system problems, including urinary tract infection.After some studies, it was found that this tea has good concentrations of tannins, terpenoids and alkaloids, which give it good antimicrobial properties.
In addition, corn hair tea is also a diuretic, which facilitates the elimination of microorganisms from the urinary system.
- 1 handful of dried corn hair;
- 1 cup of boiling water.
Place the corn hair together with the water in a cup and wait for 5 to 10 minutes. Then strain, let cool and drink 2 to 3 times a day.
Dandelion is a plant with an excellent diuretic action that helps increase the amount of urine, allowing you to more quickly eliminate the bacteria that are causing the urinary tract infection.
- 15 g of dandelion leaves and roots;
- 250 ml of boiling water.
Add the dandelion to the boiling water and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Then strain and drink 2 to 3 times a day.
The tripe leaves have diuretic and antimicrobial activity that seem to help fight the microorganisms that cause urinary tract infections, in addition to increasing the amount of urine.
After some studies, these plant properties were attributed to its essential oil, which is produced mainly in the leaves. This is because the oil is able to be absorbed in the stomach and then released into the kidneys, where it joins the urine and promotes internal "cleansing" of the urinary tract.
- 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried tripe leaves;
- 1 cup of boiling water.
Place the leaves in boiling water and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Then strain, let it cool and drink 2 to 3 times a day.
Mackerel is one of the best known natural diuretics around the world and, for this reason, it can be a good ally in the treatment of urinary tract infection, as it facilitates the elimination of the microorganisms responsible for the infection. According to investigations carried out, this action of horsetail is related to the presence of an important diuretic substance, equisetonin.
- 1 tablespoon of horsetail;
- 1 cup of boiling water.
Add the ingredients in a cup and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Then, strain, let it cool and drink up to 3 cups a day.
Since it is a strong diuretic, which eliminates several types of important minerals, horsetail should not be used for more than 7 days.
Important care when using teas
The use of teas or any other natural product to treat he alth problems should always be guided by a doctor or he alth professional specialized in the use of medicinal plants. This is because the dosages need to be well adapted to factors such as the person's age, weight and he alth history.
In addition, pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 3 years of age should avoid using any type of tea without the knowledge of the obstetrician or pediatrician.
Since most of the teas indicated have a diuretic action, it is also very important that their use is not made for very long periods, usually longer than 7 days, as it can result in an imbalance of important minerals in the body.