How To Treat Bladder Infection

bladder infectionThe bladder is part of the urinary system and it stores urine from where it is excreted out of the body. The kidneys filter the blood and the waste is left in the form of urine which leaves the kidneys and enters the bladder through two tubes known as ureters-one tube for each kidney. When the bladder becomes full it contracts to empty its contents and the urine passes out of it through the urethra. In females, the length of the urethra is very short and it is very close to the vagina as a result of which the bacteria can gain an easy access to the bladder.

In males, the length of the urethra traverses the length of the penis therefore it is not so easy for the bacteria to gain an entry. The bacteria travel from the rectum or the vagina up the urethra and enter the bladder. Normally the urine is sterile but the presence of bacteria in it can cause bladder infection. The main symptoms are pain and burning during urination, frequent and urgent need to urinate, fever, chills, nausea, pain in the pelvic area, foul smelling urine and lower abdominal tenderness.

Ways To Treat Bladder Infection

Green Tea

Green tea has great abilities to fight the infection. Its powerful antioxidants promptly scavenge all the harmful free radicals from the body and sweep them out of it. Boil a cup of water and steep one teaspoon of green tea into it.

Green Tea

Cover the cup and let the tea stand for ten minutes after which strain it and drink three to four cups of it daily. Green tea will also boost immunity and protect the kidneys from being infected.


Ginger can easily destroy the bacteria due its potent antibacterial properties and it can reduce the swelling and inflammation in the bladder due its anti-inflammatory properties.


Boil a cup of water and add one grated teaspoon of ginger to it. Simmer for half a minute then turn off the heat and cover the pan. After ten minutes strain the tea and drink three to four cups of it daily.

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Coconut Water

Coconut water

Drink tender coconut water three or four times daily. Coconut water is full of powerful nutrients and has potent antibacterial properties which help to flush out the bacteria from the bladder and keep the entire urinary tract clean and in good function. Coconut water will also alleviate the burning and pain experienced during urination.


Drinking lots of buttermilk is a very good way of getting rid of the bladder infection. Buttermilk is full of key nutrients and has a huge reservoir of healthy bacteria which help to displace the infection causing bacteria and thus eliminate the infection.


Buttermilk also helps to flush out other impurities from the urinary tract and helps to keep it in good function. Drink three glasses of plain buttermilk everyday.



Lemongrass has potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties which help to flush out the bacteria from the bladder and keep it in optimum health. Boil a cup of water and steep three to four blades of lemongrass into it for ten minutes. Strain the tea and drink three cups of it daily.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.

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