Herbs for UTI

Herbs for UTI

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies


UTIs have been troubling mankind for ages. A little bacteria goes a long way to create a susceptible infection that accounts for more than 8 million visits to the hospitals. 

No matter how short this term seems, only the affected individual can understand the reality of pain. The increasing resistance of uropathogens to antibiotics has led the masses to return to the herbs and home remedies that are effectively replacing the synthetic formulations to impart relief without any side effects. 

This post today is devoted to the herbs that can be used for mitigating UTIs but a little background score of the disease is important for understanding remedies.

What is AN UTI?

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection that can affect any part of the urinary tract. It affects both males and females but the latter group is highly prone to it. It usually occurs due to the entrance of E.coli bacteria into the urinary tract from the colon. It approaches the urethra and begins to multiply, colonizing rapidly to kick-start the infection. 

UTI is a broad term that encompasses the infections that affect different parts of the tract, such as:

  • Cystitis (infection of the bladder)
  • Urethritis (infection of the urethra)
  • Abscess (a series of pus along the urinary tract)
  • Pyelonephritis (infection in the kidneys; urine reverts back to kidney and ureters due to blockage of the tract)

Symptoms of UTI

The most commonly met symptoms of any UTI are:

  • Foul smell of urine
  • Burning sensation while urinating
  • Frequent urination
  • Fever due to infection
  • Feeling pain while holding the urine
  • Dribbling
  • Slow stream
  • Fatigue
  • Pressure above the pubic bone (in females)

3 Herbs for UTI


Dandelion is one of the best allies of the urinary tract, especially for women. Its roots and leaves are well-known diuretics that help flush out the germs and toxins to clear the passage and ward off infections. The triterpenoids and certain enzymes found in Dandelion can eliminate the colonies of E.coli, Staph. Aureus, and other common uropathogen. Try adding Dandelion Root Tincture to your diet to promote healthy circulation towards the kidneys for a better glomerular filtration rate and cleansing of the bacterial colonies.


Nettle is effective for the treatment of urinary tract issues associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Its aerial parts are used with a large quantity of fluid for bladder irrigation to expel the uropathogens. With regular Nettle Tea intake, you can mitigate painful urination, frequent urination, excessive nocturia (night-time urination), irritation in the bladder, and urinary retention. 


Yarrow is a very well-known antiseptic commodore that leads its forces toward the tract to treat cystitis (infection of the bladder), relieve bladder-related spasms, treat incontinence, and restore the integrity of the bladder. Yarrow Tea or tincture can be used regularly to deal with urinary tract infections by eliminating the uropathogens colonized in the bladder and reducing the risk of relapse of the infection.