10 natural remedies against cystitis.
There are many women who suffer from cystitis. Situations such as pregnancy or inadequate nutrition are just two of the many causes.
In this article we propose some natural remedies to prevent and treat cystitis effectively and quickly without having to resort to traditional medicines.
Cystitis is occasional or recurrent. The latter is the most difficult to eliminate since it presents a chronicity and continuity whose solution can only be found by eliminating the causes responsible for the infection.
Cystitis is a bacterial-type infection whose head is ‘Escherichia coli’ (gram-negative bacteria) that affects the lower part of the urinary tract, inflaming the lining of the bladder.
Women are the most affected, but cystitis , although in a small percentage, was also found to be present in men who reveal prostate-related problems.
The symptoms of cystitis are quite annoying. The arrival of the infection is in fact announced by the need to urinate frequently, but with the expulsion of the volume of urine lower than normal and accompanied by burning or pain during urination.
Sometimes blood or pus may appear in the urine . A diet that does not guarantee essential nutrients for the body, superficial but also excessive personal hygiene (which changes the pH), unprotected sex, internal tampons, the use of medicines or antibiotics and the use of tight-fitting clothing.
(pants and underpants) or synthetic fabric are among the main causes of cystitis that favor its appearance. Even a weakened immune system makes the body more vulnerable and easily attacked by bacteria.
Remedies to overcome cystitis.
Drinking a lot helps against cystitis.
Women who suffer from cystitis are those who usually drink little. In this case, you should increase your fluid intake by drinking at least two liters of water a day.
At the first signs of burning, this is the first thing you should do. It is also advisable to add squeezed lemon juice to drinking water during the day.
After each round of antibiotics or other drugs, it is good to take lactic acid bacteria associated with group B vitamins. The most suitable yeasts belong to the acidophilus strain. Form of administration: in the morning on an empty stomach.
Adequate nutrition for cystitis.
A healthy, natural diet includes the balanced distribution of fibre, vitamins, essential fatty acids and complex carbohydrates at every meal. So go ahead with fruits and vegetables to fill you up with vitamins and minerals.
There are some vegetables that promote diuresis and help prevent cystitis or reduce inflammation if they are already present.
Let’s talk about asparagus, parsley, celery and fennel. Even nettle is good as it restores minerals lost through urination. Cook the nettle or drink the infusion (two teaspoons of dried leaves per cup) during the day, several times.
Here is a quick and easy recipe based on highly diuretic nettles and fennel. Nettle Tortilla . Ingredients for two people : a bunch of nettles collected in the meadows or bought in the local markets.
A quarter small fennel, two fresh eggs, a splash of extra virgin olive oil, spices and aromatic herbs to taste.
After washing and cleaning the vegetables and nettles, boil the fennel and cut them into thin slices with the mandolin.
Towards the end of cooking, add and brown with fennel the nettle leaves cut with a knife or crescent.
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl with a splash of extra virgin olive oil and add the flavored vegetables to the mixture.
Put everything in a non-stick skillet. Cook for a few minutes and turn the tortilla to the other side for a few minutes.
It is eaten hot or cold accompanied by a plate of seasonal vegetables.
Stabilize the pH
Drugs and disordered eating can alter the PH of mucous membranes. This condition favors the entry of bacteria responsible for cystitis . The use of bicarbonate can return pH values to the ranges. Do it this way: Fill a teaspoonful of pure baking soda in half a glass of water. Mix and drink at least three or four glasses during the day.
This remedy is useful for relieving the symptoms of cystitis in a short time by reducing inflammation. Contraindications: People with high blood pressure or heart problems should consult their doctor before use.
Grapefruit seeds against cystitis.
The grapefruit with its seeds , is the best known natural remedy for traditional combat cystitis . Its antibiotic action proves to be a winning and decisive weapon to prevent the formation of bacteria.
But not only that, grapefruit seeds also have a disinfectant and draining action, so they are very suitable to overcome the annoying cystitis.
In critical periods it is a valid estimate. Fasting 15 or 30 drops diluted in water (or fruit juice) is sufficient. Contraindications: Not recommended for use during pregnancy. It can also interact with numerous drugs and antibiotic therapies. If you take medication, consult your doctor before use.
Mallow is a useful green remedy in case of cystitis , as it acts through disinfiammant and soothing, emollient and soothing. Fresh mallow flowers and leaves are used.
To obtain decoction, boil the leaves and flowers for a few minutes and let them rest for five minutes before filtering and drinking two or three times a day.
If you use dry mallow, available in herbal medicine, you can proceed to the preparation of herbal tea in a classical way. The amount of mallow needed for herbal tea preparation and decoction is two teaspoons per cup.
Intimate washing with chamomile promotes the disappearance of cystitis and relieves symptoms. Chamomile has an antibiotic and soothing effect. How to use : Combine 50 grams of chamomile in flowers, a couple of cloves of fresh garlic.
After boiling enough water to fill a bidet or bowl, add the flowers and garlic for ten minutes. Wash at night before going to bed.
Cranberry and cystitis
Cranberry (Vaccinium vitis idaea) or Cramberry is especially helpful in preventing cystitis . The disinfectant, purifying and antiseptic action is expressed by drinking sugar-free juice daily for at least twenty days.
A stronger and more immediate action is obtained with the blueberry macerate (available in herbal medicine) that should be taken in the morning and evening. The dose is usually 50 drops twice a day. Contraindications : not recommended in case of gastric and intestinal sensitivity.
Bearberry: an excellent remedy against cystitis
Gayuba is another of the most used and effective remedies to fight cystitis and inflammation of the lower urinary tract.
It is used in the form of glyceric macerate, together or alternating with blueberry to improve its effects. Also in this case it is preferable to take fifty drops twice a day (morning and afternoon). Contraindications in case of pregnancy, lactation, sensitivity to salicylic acid and serious kidney problems.
Echinacea for cystitis
Echinacea is an immunostimulant and helps the body be stronger against bacteria. A treatment carried out in the change of season has a good preventive effect not only against cystitis but also against all bacterial infections in general and those of the urogenital system. Its active ingredient is echinacoside.
There are many studies confirming its effectiveness. The most commonly used formulation is mother tincture. Dosage : thirty to fifty drops three times a day. Contraindications : contraindicated in case of autoimmune diseases.
As always, prevention and nutrition play an important role in the fight against bothersome cystitis .
Once again, the winning weapon is linked to a healthy lifestyle that tries to eliminate stress and all those habits and rules of health and hygiene that can weaken the immune system and promote the attack of bacteria in the body.
In this case, outdoor activities and good preventive care based on echinacea can help us be stronger and respond better to many diseases, including cystitis .