Both women and men can suffer from cystitis, the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra all play a part in filtering and expelling waste material (urine) from the body. Cystitis (an infection of the bladder), is more common in women. But this condition can also occur in men and may be a sign of serious underlying conditions such as problems with the prostate gland. For all of these complications there are some very powerful home remedies for cystitis.
Nearly 85 percent of urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria that is normally found in the intestines. Cystitis occurs much more frequently in women than in men, for the close proximity of the anus, vagina and urethra it does not represent any serious complications, in men it may be a sign of prostatitis. In any case home remedies for cystitis are very well known and many home remedies have been used for thousands of years.
Common symptoms of cystitis:
Cystitis is characterized by an urgent need to empty the bladder. Urination is typically frequent and painful; even after urination there may be a need to empty the bladder again. Often the urine has a very unpleasant odor and it may look cloudy. There may be also blood in the urine, a clear sign that cystitis must be treated or it may lead to kidney infection.
List of Home Remedies for Cystitis
Cranberry is one of the best herbal remedies for cystitis and all types of bladder infections. Quality cranberry juice produces hippuric acid in the urine, which adds acidity to the urine preventing bacterial growth. Drink 1 quart of cranberry juice daily.
ATTENTION: You must drink pure, unsweetened juice from a quality health store. You can also take cranberry capsules with lots of pure water.
1 ounce of birch leaves 1 ounce of bearberry leaves
1/2 ounce of dandelion 1/2 ounce of rose hip (wild rose) of seed
1/2 ounce of goldenrod 1/2 ounce of pods (without seed)
1/4 ounce of hibiscus flowers
Preparation: Weigh each herb well on a scale that measures in ounces (this is very important), then mix the herbs well and store them in a sealed glass jar in a dark and dry place. Put a tablespoon of the mixture in a cup, pour over 8 fl oz. of boiling water and cover. Let it simmer 10 minutes then strain and drink six cups a day.
Do not sweeten. The infusion has very good flavor and is very effective for urinary tract infections and for kidney pain.
Home Remedies for Cystitis:
Cystitis curing infusion:
1 tsp. birch leaves (a natural diuretic that reduces cystitis pain), 1 tsp. dandelion (cleanses the liver and flushes kidneys relieving bladder pain), 1 tsp. hydrangea (good for flushing the urinary tract), Mix all herbs and add boiling water, simmer for one minute, strain and drink two cups a day.
Eat plenty blueberries, they have been just as good as cranberry juice for relieving cystitis symptoms.
Take Goldenseal extracts for 3 days, this is especially good for bleeding cystitis, since Goldenseal has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Uva ursi (bearberry, a type of cranberry) used in small amounts and added to a cup of herbal tea acts as a diuretic and antiseptic combating E. Coli the bacteria that causes cystitis.