Urinary Tract Infection:

 

• Urinary tract infection occurs when the bacteria enter and multiply in the urinary tract

• The urinary tract consists of:

   o Kidneys

   o Uterus

   o Bladder

   o Urethra

• Women are more prone to this infection

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Constant urge to urinate, although the urine passed is minimal

• Pungent smell in urine

• Burning sensation while urinating

• If untreated, it can affect the kidneys and lead to:

   o Fever

   o Nausea

   o Vomiting

 

Causes:

 

• Having multiple sexual partners

• During intercourse, the penis can push the bacteria from the vagina into the urethra

• Holding urine for too long weakens the bladder. A weak bladder is unable to empty all the urine at one go

   causing infection

 

Natural home remedy using coriander powder:

 

1. Take 1 cup of hot water

2. Add 2 tsp coriander powder

3. Mix well

4. Drink twice a day

 

Natural home remedy using spinach leaves and carrots:

 

1. Chop a handful of spinach leaves

2. Take 1 bowl of sliced carrots

3. Add both to about ½ L water

4. Boil for 15-20 min

5. Strain the water and crush the vegetables

6. Extract juice of vegetables to make soup

7. Add salt and pepper to taste

8. Drink the soup 2 times a day

 

Tips:

 

• Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day as it helps flush toxins from the body

• Drink cranberry juice as it helps contain bacterial growth and is effective in curing this infection