10 Best Home Remedies For Bladder Infections

Bladder infection, also known as Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) can cause mild to severe pain while urinating. It is also described by some as a burning sensation which is due to any infection caused by bacteria present in the urinary tract. Affecting men and women, this infection tends to affect more women in the age group of 20 to 50 and may affect pregnant women as well. Men having sexual intercourse with infected women are prone to such bladder infections. There are several easy and quick home remedies for bladder infections, however, in severe cases, it is better to consult your physician.

Causes & Symptoms

  • Causes: Bacterial infections, infected or enlarged prostate (men), medication, spinal injury, heredity etc
  • Symptoms: Painful urination, urge to urinate often, lack of bladder control, upper back pain, passing blood along with urine, distinct odor of urine, fatigue etc

Bladder infections are quite common, though they can cause a lot of discomfort and pain or burning sensation. There are several easy and quick home remedies for bladder infections, and here are the 10 best:

10. Indian Spinach + Barley + Cumin Seeds

  • Take a bunch of fresh Indian Spinach. Make juice by grinding it in a food processor.
  • Take one tablespoon of Barley and powder it. Take a teaspoon of Cumin seeds powder.
  • Mix all ingredients and add a bit of water. Drink the mixture daily for a couple of weeks.

Indian Spinach is a green, leafy vegetable that is commonly used for making salads and in cooking. It is rich in Vitamins A, B, C, E and K apart from minerals like manganese, iron, calcium, magnesium, calcium and potassium. Other important substances found abundantly in Indian Spinach are Omega-3 fatty acids, niacin and selenium. Barley also is rich in vitamins and minerals, and the abundant fiber content is great for boosting the immune system. Cumin is used as part of everyday cooking because of its medicinal benefits. The combination of Indian Spinach, Barley and Cumin seeds makes of the best home remedies for bladder infections.

Indian Spinach does not cause any major side effects. However, consuming excess quantities of Indian Spinach can affect mineral absorption and may also cause stomach disorders. Consuming excess quantities of barley can cause flatulence and constipation. Cumin is free of adverse side effects when consumed moderately.

 9. Lippia + Cumin + Barley

Chronic bladder infection

  • Take a bunch of fresh Lippia leaves Wash and keep them aside. Boil 2 glasses of water in a small bowl
  • Add the fresh Lippia leaves, add one teaspoon of Cumin seeds powder. 
  • Add one teaspoon of Barley. Allow it to steep for 10 minutesStrain and drink the decoction.
  • Continue the process daily for a couple of weeks

Lippia (Lippia Javanica), also known as Lemon Bush or Fever Tea Bush is a medicinal herb native to South Africa and is loaded with health benefits. The leaves are often crushed and added to food for flavoring. As has been used as tribal medicine by the tribes of Africa for curing stomach upsets and flatulence. It is also a great antiseptic agent that has excellent anti-inflammatory properties as well.  Been used successfully for treating malaria, measles and certain types of lung infections and respiratory disorders as well. Lippia is one of the best home remedies for bladder infection.

While Lippia does not cause any major side effects, it may cause allergic reactions. Moreover, it should not be given to pregnant women and nursing mothers.

8. Chocolateweed leaves + Cumin + Turmeric

  • Take a bunch of fresh Chocolateweed leaves
  • Wash and steam cook the leaves
  • Add a teaspoon of Cumin seed powder
  • Add a teaspoon of pure Turmeric powder
  • Grind it in a food processor
  • Boil the mixture to make hot soup
  • Add a pinch of salt to taste
  • Drink the soup while it is hot

Chocolateweed (Melochia crochorifolia) is a medicinal herb that has some amazing health benefits. It contains triterpenes like friedelinol and B-amyrin along with flavonol glycosides like hibifolin, trifling and melocorin. It also contains aliphatic compounds, flavonoids like vitexin and robunin. The herb is rich in nutrients and helps boost the immune system and hastens the healing process and quickly cures bladder infections. Chocolateweed is a great natural home remedy for bladder infection.

Chocolateweed does not cause any known side effects when used in moderation. However, it is not advisable to administer this remedy for pregnant women and nursing mothers.

7. Commelina benghalensis Juice

herbs for Urination Problem

  • Take a bunch of fresh Commelina benghalensis leaves. Wash and grind the leaves to make juice (add water)
  • Drink a glass of this juice on empty stomach daily
  • Continue the process for a week or 10 days

Commelina benghalensis, also known as Bengal dayflower, Wandering Jew and Spiderwort is a medicinal herb that has immense health benefits. It is a natural astringent, demulcent, and laxative with mucilaginous properties as well. It has been used as folk medicine for treating infertility in women and for curing infections in the urinary tract and bladder. Apart from being consumed orally, it is applied topically as a poultice as well. Commelina benghalensis is used as a natural treatment for bladder infections.

There is no reliable information about the possible side effects of Commelina benghalensis. It is better to consume this remedy in the recommended doses for a short period. It is not advisable for pregnant women and lactating mothers to take this remedy. 

6. Kokilaksha (Asteracantha longifolia)

  • Take a bunch of fresh Kokilaksha leaves
  • Wash and add to a glass of boiling water
  • Allow it to steep for 10 minutes
  • Strain and drink this decoction daily in the evenings
  • Continue the process for a week or 10 days

Kokilaksha (Asteracantha longifolia) is a herb that belongs to the Acanthaceae family which contains substances like lupeol, stigmasterol, isoflavone glycoside, and alkhaloid. The herb has excellent antiseptic qualities and is an excellent antibacterial as well. It regularizes bowel movements and stimulates the liver as well. Kokilaksha is one of the best home remedies for bladder infections.

It is completely safe to consume this remedy in the specified doses as there are no known side effects. While it is not recommended for pregnant women it is safe to administer for lactating mothers.

5. Trianthema triquetra + Honey

 herbs for bladder infection

  • Take a handful of fresh Trianthema triquetra leaves
  • Crush the leaves and extract the juice
  • Mix two teaspoons of pure honey
  • Swallow the mixture daily for a week

Trianthema triquetra is an excellent antimicrobial agent and an anti-inflammatory agent as well that belongs to the plantae kingdom and the Aizoaceae family. It has  widely used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine for treating bladder infections. It has been used in treating urinary tract infections (UTI) and is an excellent cure for bladder infections as well. Trianthema triquetrum is one of the best home remedies for bladder infections.

There are no known side effects for Trianthema triquetra; however it is not advisable to exceed the recommended dosage. It is not safe to administer this remedy for pregnant women.

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4. Peppermint leaves + Honey + Lemon Juice

  • Take a bunch of fresh Peppermint leaves
  • Wash and extract the juice
  • Cut a fresh lemon and extract the juice
  • Mix two teaspoons of pure honey
  • Drink the mixture daily for a week or so

Peppermint juice helps with the free flow of bile from the ducts and aid in the digestive process. The bio-flavonoids present in this juice are responsible for the antioxidant activity. Honey is a natural antiseptic and a great anti-inflammatory agent that helps cure the infection. Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C and helps boost the immunity levels. Peppermint juice, honey and lemon juice together make one of the best home remedies for bladder infections.

Peppermint leaves does not cause any known side effects, though they need to be used in moderation. Honey and lemon juice also do not cause any known side effects and a safe to use.

3. Eclipta Alba leaves + Curd

Remedies for Bladder Infections

  • Take a bunch of Eclipta Alba leaves
  • Wash and crush to extract the juice
  • Mix it in a cup of fresh curd (yogurt)
  • Consume the mixture daily for a week or 10 days

Eclipta Alba leaves possess bio-active steroidal alkaloids, and these substances are rich in cytotoxic activity against cells. This herb also contains ecliptasponin C, which is a triterpenoid glucoside as well as a costerol giving it strong anti-venom properties. The herb has excellent anti-inflammatory qualities and is a great antioxidant as well. Eclipta Alba along with curd makes one of the best home remedies for bladder infection.

While Eclipta Alba has not cause any known side effects, it is important to consume this remedy in measured quantities.

 2. Shoe Flower (Hibiscus) leaves + Milk

  • Take a bunch (7 to 8 leaves) of fresh Shoe flower leaves
  • Wash and crush the leaves to make a paste
  • Mix this paste in a glass of warm water
  • Drink this mixture daily for a week or so

Shoe flower (Hisbiscus) leaves are aromatic nature and are good astringents. This herb has a cooling effect and is also rich in diuretic properties. It is also rich in Vitamin C and has mucilage polysaccharides as well as pectins, along with organic acids like ascorbic and ascorbic, citric and malic. Milk is rich in calcium and serves as a good carrier. Shoe flower leaves and milk together make an excellent home remedy for bladder infection.

There is known side effects caused by shoe flower leaf. However, when crushed it has a gooey, sticky consistency that may not be very palatable for some.

1. Cucumber seeds + Cantaloupe seeds

Remedies For Uti

  • Take a handful of Cucumber seeds and powder it
  • Take a handful of Cantaloupe (melon) seeds and powder it
  • Boil two glasses of water and add both powders
  • Allow it to steep for 10 minutes
  • Strain and drink this concoction daily for a week

Cantaloupe or melon seeds are very nutritious and are rich in fiber content. They are also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidant substances that help in boosting the immune system. These substances help in fighting against bladder infections. Cucumber seeds are also rich in fiber content. Cantaloupe and Cucumber seeds together make one of the best home remedies for bladder infection.

Cantaloupe and cucumber seeds do not cause any known side effects and are safe to use.

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Urination is painful and causes burning sensation
  • Nausea is experienced and there is vomiting
  • Pain below the rib cage on either side
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