UTI – Herbal Tea Remedies

A urinary tract infection is a disease every woman fears. This happens when the bacteria gets into the urethra and begins to multiply. The next time you find yourself unable to “go”, try these tea blends to naturally provide relief.

 3d girl pissingThe main symptoms are:

  • You feel a burning sensation each time you urinate
  • You feel like you have to urinate often
  • Feeling pain in your lower belly
  • Your urine is cloudy
  • Dealing with fever
  • Experiencing nausea

Tea remedies for urinary tract infection

1. Horsetail and Dandelion Tea

Horsetail is very soothing when it comes to UTIs, mainly because it helps “tighten” the swollen epithelial tissues with tannins (an astringent found in bitter plant matter.) It also removes toxins in the urinary tract by filtering through the kidneys and increasing the urine production. The flavonoids help calm spasms that accompany a UTI disorder. Dandelion works as a diuretic and stimulates the kidneys as well as the  bladder.

You will need:

-1tablespoon of dried horsetail
-1teaspoon dried dandelion
-1cup of water
-Honey (optional)


Add 1-2 tablespoons of dried horsetail and 1 teaspoon of dried dandelion in a cup. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and pour it over the herbs. Let it steep for 10 minutes, covered, before drinking. Drink this tea twice a day.

2. Marshmallow Root Tea

Marshmallow rootsfight off the bacterial growth and cleanses the bladder too. It also sooths the urinary system and is effective at preventing bleeding in urine.

You will need:

-1-2 tablespoons fresh or dried marshmallow root
-cheesecloth (if you are doing it fresh)
– 1 cup of water


Chop 2 tablespoons of fresh marshmallow root, tie it up in a small square of cheesecloth. Bring about 8-10 ounces of water to a boil. Put the herb bundle in a cup and cover with water, allowing it to steep for 10 minutes. Add honey to taste and drink this tea 3 times a day.

 3. Peppermint-ginger-juniper berry tea

Peppermint and ginger also help to alkalize urine (makes it less acidic) which helps with the burning sensation that comes with a UTI. Juniper berries have  diuretic properties, thus stimulating the kidney and bladder and making it easier to pee. ginger also helps with the inflammation.

You will need:

-1-2 teaspoons of dried juniper berries
-1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
-2 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger
-4 cups of water
-honey and lemon slices (optional)


Combine the water, berries, mint and ginger in a pot. Simmer for 7-8 minutes, and then discard the solids. Stir in about a tablespoon of honey, if you wish to add sweetness to it and serve with a slice of fresh lemon. Drink 2-3 times a day.

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