Tea for UTI
UTI, or urinary tract infection, is a bacterial infection which affects parts of the urinary tract.
Cystitis is the ailment that affects the lower part of the urinary tract. It is a bladder infection. Some of its symptoms are the following: painful and frequent urinarion, accompanied by an urge to urinate.
Pyelonephritis is a kidney infection, which cause an intense pain. It is localized in the upper part of the urinary tract. Sometimes, it is followed by fever, flank pain and the same urge to urinate as in the case of cystitis. It normally results after a bladder infection, or from a blood borne infection.
Urinary tract infections are more frequent in women than men, because of the female body shape or genetic history. Low dose of antibiotics may be taken preventatively to avoid the infection.
How Tea for UTI works
Tea for UTI usually strengthens the immune system, acting as an antimicrobial.
Efficient teas for UTI
Echinacea tea is an immunity enhancer providing an immediate relief to the burning feeling of the UTI. It helps the immune system to fight the infection by cleansing the body.
Use echinacea, as soon as the symptoms of UTI begin to occur.
The plant can be found in capsules or tincture form.
To prepare Echinacea tea, infuse the leaves, stems, flowers and roots of the dried plant in hot water. Steep the mixture for 5-6 minutes and strain it. You may drink it twice a day.
Goldenseal plant has been known for its "cure-all" properties. It proved its efficiency as an antibiotic, antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic agent.
Goldenseal tea is good as tea for UTI, because it acts as an anti-inflammatory, treating the body against infections causing urinary tract discomfort.
To prepare Goldenseal tea, infuse the dried goldenseal root or powder in near boiling water for 6-7 minutes. When used as an antiseptic, Goldenseal tea can be applied topically.
Tea for UTI: Side effects
Tea for UTI should not be used by pregnant and nursing women.
Urinary tract infections are recurrent diseases today and it is good to prevent them. In case of their occurrence, teas for UTI are a good choice for purchase, so as to reduce the unpleasant sensations of the abovementioned medical condition.