Today I am going to look at different natural antibiotics for the urinary tract.
A lot of herbal antimicrobials have a much longer track record of safety compared to modern antibiotic drugs.
They often have less side effects and may exert additional beneficial effects on top of their antimicrobial action, such as reducing inflammation and hindering bacterial adhesion.
Cranberry juice has long been considered to be one of the main natural remedies for bladder health. Can cranberry juice prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs)?
When I first started having chronic infections I gulped down litres of the stuff. My GP told me to ‘Just drink some cranberry juice’ when I first started experiencing symptoms of interstitial cystitis after she just couldn’t find anything wrong with me!
At no point in time did the cranberry juice prevent my recurrent infections or helped me to clear my symptoms.
There’s several natural supplements for cystitis that could be useful for preventing bladder infections and also for fighting off active infections. 90% of bacterial cystitis are caused by E. coli bacteria. The other 10% are usually caused by other strains. Therefore, appropriate supplements should be chosen for the type of bacteria that is present.