15 Surprising Home Remedies for Bladder Infection

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Home remedies for bladder infection include the use of barley, lemon juice, marigold, nettle, thyme, marshmallow, corn milk, yarrow, agrimony, plantain, ladyfinger, watermelon juice, onion juice, cabbage, garlic, pomegranate juice, orange, pineapple, banana bark, yogurt, parsley, and plenty of water.

Home Remedies for Bladder Infection

Treatment through home remedies is a sure and effective way of curing the disorder completely.

Barley and Lemon Juice

Boil barley in a double amount of water, collect the drained water in a vessel and add a small amount of lemon juice. Barley has anti-inflammatory properties, which can heal gastrointestinal disorders, found a study published in 2018 in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. It could be useful in healing the intestinal lining, pancreatitis, and in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.

Plenty of Water

Water flushes out the pathogens in the urinary tracts and also dilutes the urine. Thus, plenty of water must be taken throughout the day. Water can help with all UTIs. A randomized clinical trial published in 2018 by JAMA Internal Medicine concluded that increased water intake reduced the occurrence of UTI in premenopausal women.

Yarrow, Agrimony, and Plantain

If one notices blood in the urine, then equal amounts of dried leaves of yarrow, agrimony, and plantain can be made into a concoction in water and consumed for next 3-4 days.

Okra or Lady Fingers

An extraction of okra or lady fingers in water can be prepared by boiling the former and taken twice a day until the condition improves.

Watermelon Juice

Watermelon juice taken routinely will also protect you from interstitial cystitis.

Onion Juice

Fresh juice of onions can be prepared and taken for curing the bladder infection.

Cabbage and Garlic

One should prefer eating vegetables like cabbage and garlic every day during the course of bladder infections. A therapeutic regime based on garlic along with L-arginine, parsley, cranberry tablets and probiotics was used to treat UTI infection among women who developed antibiotic resistance. Their health improved significantly without any recurrence for more than 12 months.

Marigold and Nettle

An infusion of nettle and marigold should be consumed each day during pregnancy.

Thyme, Marshmallow and Corn Milk

A tea made up of equal amounts of thyme and marshmallow brewed in corn milk can be taken during the course of the disease. Licorice root may be added to the tea for an improved aroma.

Pomegranate Juice

2-3 glasses of pomegranate juice drunk daily has been found effective in combating the disorder.

Orange and Pineapple

Fruits like orange and pineapple must find a place in your daily fruit chart, as they are rich in many essential vitamins that can help alleviate the painful and irritating condition.

Banana Bark

It is found that consuming banana bark is helpful in eliminating this disease.


It has been established by Columbia University’s Feminist Magazine, Sister, that taking small amounts of yogurt on a daily basis can keep you away from not only bladder infections but also other urinary tract infections by keeping the area acidic. This infection-fighting property comes from the probiotics like Lactobacilli strains found in yogurt. This rules out the possibility of infection by microbes in the vaginal areas.

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One spoon of dried leaves or fresh leaves can be boiled in water to prepare a tea, and can them be consumed for a few days, or until the bladder infection is gone.

Avoid Alcohol, Coffee, and Tea

Drinks like alcohol, coffee, and tea containing caffeine must be avoided as much as possible.

To minimize the pain and pressure felt over the lower abdomen, a heating pad can be kept there for as long as you need. It is easy to diagnose the disease at home due to noticeable symptoms. Home remedies have proven themselves to be effective in providing relief and can be taken at home without referring to a doctor.

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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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