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Teas to Treat Urinary Infection

by Dianna Leon
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With each passing day it becomes more difficult to find someone who has never suffered from a urinary tract infection. For some it can be a reasonable pain, for others it is almost desperate, and in general it tends to affect more women than men. Constant visits to the doctor and a list of medications to be taken – which do not always solve the problem – can make the situation even more frightening, giving the impression that there is no definitive solution for a urinary tract infection. It is important to know what a urinary tract infection is, what its possible causes are and that, in addition to pharmaceutical medication, many teas can help in the treatment and promote its cure.

What is urinary tract infection?

Urinary tract infections can affect the bladder, urethra, ureters and kidneys, and is usually caused by bacteria that enter the body through the urethra. The most common affected site is the bladder, but if the infection is not properly treated it can progress and affect the kidneys, developing serious problems.

In the case of women, the ease of urinary infections is due to the fact that the female urethra is shorter than the male, and thus closer to the anus, which increases the possibility of access of bacteria and germs to the urethra and pathways. urinary

The body has prepared defenses to eliminate the bacteria causing infections, but some factors can make the individual more susceptible to them, such as:

  • Advanced acts;
  • Low immunity;
  • Diabetes;
  • fecal incontinence;
  • Urinary retention;
  • Kidney Stones;
  • Enlarged prostate;
  • Long period of immobility (such as the postoperative period of absolute rest);
  • Pregnancies;
  • Low water consumption;
  • Lack of intimate hygiene.

tea recipes

Natural medicine is a great ally in the treatment of urinary tract infections, as the plants mentioned below have diuretic properties that increase the elimination of liquids, promoting a kind of “cleaning” in the urinary tract, eliminating toxins and bacteria present in the body.

parsley tea

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 liters of water
  • 20 grams of finely chopped fresh parsley ( Petroselinum Crispum)

How to prepare: Pour all the ingredients mentioned above into a kettle and bring to the fire, leaving it to boil for 05 minutes. After this period, turn off the heat, smother and wait for it to warm. Strain and drink the entire contents of the tea throughout the day, alternating with filtered water.

Lavender tea (lavender)

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of lavender flowers
  • 1 cup of tea of ​​water

How to prepare: Bring the ingredients to the fire and let it boil for 05 minutes. Turn off, mute and strain. When the temperature is right for consumption, drink the tea. Repeat the procedure three times a day.

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