What is a Cystitis?
If you feel a burning pain around your lower tummy or you may have a strong urge to have a pee and only a trickle comes out. You may find that your urine is cloudy or bloody with an unpleasant smell. These are all symptoms of Cystitis or a bladder infection and are usually caused by a strain of e-coli bacteria. If you have a fever, vomiting, chills, pain in the back go to your GP as there is a possibility you may have a kidney infection. When my mum used to get Cystitis she had burning pains and was constantly running to the bathroom.
Are There Any Home Remedies That Can Help My Cystitis ?
Before we go into specific home remedies for Cystitis there are some simple ways you can help yourself. My mum always wore loose cotton underwear, drank plenty of water (non fizzy) and would use a hot water bottle to ease the cramping pain.
I remember I would ask her which home remedies she used and why. She said that to cure her Cystitis she used anti-bacterial home remedies and alternated them. I remember her only using them for 3-4 days. My mum used these (usually one at a time):
1. Goldenseal Tea
This amazing herb has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and overcomes many types of bacteria. For a cold she would use Goldenseal and Echinacea together.
2. Lavender Essential Oil Blend
My mum would use a few drops of Lavender and Chamomile essential oils in a warm bath and relax. Both Lavender and Chamomile essential oils have great anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-septic qualities. She often used Lavender oil on any minor burns she received.
3. Uva Ursi Tea
This wonderful herb acts as a bladder cleanser and again has antibacterial qualities.
To increase the effectiveness of Uva Ursi avoid acidic foods and cranberry products whilst taking it.
If you notice you are having regular bouts of Cystitis or Urinary Tract Infections you may have a weakness in your urinary system. Homeopathy can help in these situations by treating the Cystitis and the underlying cause.
I would love to hear about any home remedies that you have used, that has helped your Cystitis.
NB If you are pregnant, breast feeding or on medication, do consult your GP before using the above remedies.
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