If you are looking for simple and effective natural treatments for cystitis, continue reading this article and find out what they are. But first.
Cystitis is an inflammation of the urinary bladder. Most often, the inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection and is called a urinary tract infection or UTI. Cystitis can be painful and can become a serious health problem if the infection spreads to the kidneys. If you’ve already tried treatments and have not worked for cystitis, well perhaps it is time to look into one of the natural treatments for cystitis here and see if they work for you too. Let’s get to the remedies!
4 Natural Treatments for Cystitis
1. Juniper, The Home Remedy for Cystitis
The first natural treatment for cystitis that we recommend is the juniper tincture. In Romania, the aerial parts of juniper have traditionally been used for acute and chronic cystitis, albuminuria, catarrh of the bladder, and renal suppression. While the juniper berries has been used as a powerful natural urinary antiseptic. Some say that this remedy alleviates the very first symptoms of cystitis within 24 hours, as pathogens cannot survive the powerful terpenes in juniper, which is considered to be the most active herbs for urinary disorders. Here is how you can make your own juniper tincture.
Juniper Tincture Recipe
Grind one handful of dried juniper berries using an electric coffee grinder into a fine powder. Put 20 tablespoons of juniper powder in a jar and pour 1½ cups of ethyl alcohol (vodka) and one cup of water over them. Mix very well and seal the jar with a lid and leave the tincture to macerate for 10 days. Strain the content through a piece of gauze and pour the tincture into small amber glass bottles.
Add one teaspoon of juniper tincture into one cup of water and take it on an empty stomach, three times a day. You’ll usually see the first results in 24 hours after taking the tincture. Continue the treatment until you’re fully recovered, but usually 3-4 days are more than enough.
2. Natural Treatment for Cystitis with Blueberries
Wild blueberries have a similar effect to antibiotics when it comes to preventing and healing relapsing cystitis. The blueberry syrup is one of the most powerful natural treatments for cystitis. For this home remedy, you need: 1 kg of fresh wild blueberries, 2 kg of sugar/or honey, and 1 liter of water. Wash the blueberries in cold water and let them dry naturally for one or two hours.
Make the syrup by dissolving the sugar in the hot water water. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add the blueberries into the dissolved sugar and continue boiling for another 10 minutes until they turn soft. Strain the syrup throug a sieve, pour it in the pot once again boil for one more minute. If you want to use honey instead, boil the blueberries in the water for 15 minutes, pass them through a sieve to remove the hard bits, and the mix the honey in while hot.
Pour the hot blueberry syrup into clean sterilized heated bottles and seal them. Store the syrup in the refrigerator. Have 3-4 tablespoons of the blueberry syrup a day for as long as possible. You’ll soon notice that the cystitis symptoms are gone, along with the discomfort. Blueberry syrup is one of the best natural treatments for cystitis out there.
3. Thyme Oil Remedy for Cystitis
Thyme is one of the most powerful natural antibiotic herbs. Have three drops of thyme essential oil (food grade) in one tablespoon of raw honey three times a day. Have this on an empty stomach, and don’t eat anything for the next 15 minutes. Follow this simple remedy for 5-7 days. Alongside, drink diuretic teas, namely cherry stem, and corn silk teas. As simple as it sounds, this is one of the most effective natural treatments for cystitis.
4. Horsetail Natural Treatment for Cystitis
One of the most powerful natural treatments for cystitis is horsetail. To prepare this remedy soak three handfuls of horsetail (approx 50 grams of dried plant) in 5 liters of cold water overnight. Next day, strain the content and put the maceration aside. Simmer the used horsetail plant in a pot with another 2.5 liters of water for two minutes. Leave aside to cool down, then strain. Combine the two teas (the cold maceration with the hot infusion).
Have sitz baths in the morning and at night before bedtime using this combined tea. After each bath avoid cold and moisture. Best thing to do is to get directly to bed and stay well-covered for about one hour. Horsetail is one of the best natural treatments for cystitis, no doubt about it.
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These are the most popular three natural treatments for cystitis from parts of Central and Eastern Europe, that people still use at home for UTIs and cystitis. Let us know whether these remedies have helped you too, by leaving a comment below. Stay healthy, naturally!