Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection of the organs that act as the body’s filtering system for the removal of liquid waste.  The urinary tract system is composed of the kidneys, the bladder and the urethra.

Urinary tract infection is not a serious illness and it can be resolved through home treatment and by using natural methods during the first stages of the infection.

Symptoms of urinary tract infection include:

– pain during and after urination

– abnormal urination pattern or feeling the urge to urinate more often

– the quantity of urine passed is less than normal

If you notice any of these manifestations, you can try using these herbs as your natural home remedy:

1. Cranberry

This herb is considered the most popular remedy for UTI for its ability to clear the urinary tract from common infections.  A study in 2002 showed that cranberries in juice or tablet form are capable of eliminating UTI symptoms.

2. Blueberry

Blueberry is another herb which contains a potent agent that eliminates UTI symptoms.  Eating fresh organic blueberries, sipping blueberry smoothies or even drinking blueberry juice is an effective way to treat UTI.

3. Pineapple

Pineapples are juicy fruits which are loaded with vitamin C and bromelian.  These are powerful substances that help to fight off infections including UTI.

4. Uva Ursi

Uva Ursi is an herb that thrives in Europe, North America and Northern Asia.  It has been known for its medicinal properties for centuries.  Its antiseptic and antibacterial properties help to cleanse the kidneys and kill the bacteria that cause the infection.  Herbalists recommend UTI sufferers to drink uva ursi tea at least once a day during the infection.

5. Water therapy

There is another natural approach to resolve UTI and other common infections.  This is called water therapy and this is done by drinking plenty of water to flush out the bacteria that caused the infection.

The four types of herbs and water therapy are intended to cure minor UTI and early stages of the infection.  However, if you experience more symptoms which include fever, pain in the abdominal area or nausea, you need to refer the matter to a health professional.