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Home Remedies for UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)

Urinary tract infection or UTI occurs when your bladder is infected with bacteria. If left untreated, the condition would spread to other areas of your urinary tract like ureters, urethra, and kidneys. Women are often at much higher risks of developing UTI than men. Having sex during this time would worsen the symptoms. In addition to medical treatments, there are many home remedies to alleviate the infection and speed up your recovery. Let’s take a look at the top 12 best options for UTI.

Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice is one of the most popular home remedies for urinary tract infections. It contains many substances that would clear and prevent bacteria from spreading or binding with your urinary tract, thus speeding up your recovery. Antioxidants in cranberry can provide many anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits, which are important in helping the body fight against infections. Ideally, you should drink around 50 to 150 ml on a daily basis to get the best results. Make sure to choose unsweetened versions to prevent some side effects of sugar. [1]