Urinary tract infection presents many symptoms and a homeopathic cure must be based on those symptoms. Homeopathic medicines are made from naturally occurring elements and minerals in their unaltered form and they not only cure the infection but also eliminate their source. In homeopathy, symptoms are the only means of identifying the source of an infection. All homeopathic medicines are made from vegetables, fruits, flowers, minerals and metals that are naturally occurring. No chemical formulas are used or new substances created during the manufacture of these medicines. Since the medicines are diluted several times, a medicine that does not give a desired result will not cause unexpected side effects.
Top Homeopathic UTI remedies
Infected Urinary Bladder or Cystitis
Urinary bladder infection is more common in women than in men because urethra in women is much shorter and any infection from the bowels is easily passed on to the bladder through the urethra. Men are also susceptible to urinary infection on account of an enlarged prostrate gland. The enlarged gland traps urine and the stagnant urine turns a breeding ground for bacteria. Bladder infection is usually characterized by urine retention, pain, inflammation, and stoppage while peeing. It maybe treated with various homeopathic remedies like ACONITE NAP, ALUMINA, BELLADONNA, OPIUM and PULSATILLA.
Swollen urethra traps and releases urine beyond the control of the bladder. This causes leakage during the day and at night. Homeopathic remedy is a naturally occurring mineral preparation ARG NITRICUM. Other remedies are BENZOIC ACID and CALC CARB.
A kidney infection is an advanced stage of urinary tract infection and causes inflammation of the kidneys which is characterized by pain in the kidneys, dark but scanty urine, stinging pain, burning and smarting. Some homeopathic remedies are cantharis, coccus cacti, phosphorus, and terebinthina.
Smelly urine is characteristic of an infected Urethra. A swollen urethra makes movement of urine into the bladder difficult. It also further contaminates on its way down. Excessively offensive smelly urine is best treated with homeopathic UTI remedies like BENZOIC ACID and NITRIC ACID.
Painful urination is caused by infection and inflammation of various parts if the Urinary tract. Sometimes the pain extends to the lower back if the bladder is swollen and presses against the nerves.
- Stinging pain – APIS
- Burning – ARG NIT
- Pain in thighs – berberis vulgaris
- Pain and pus in urethra – cannabis sativa
- Throbbing pain – digitalis
Bladder and kidney stones
Stones are typically caused by ingestion of alcohol and smoking. Once formed, they are difficult to pass into the bladder and cause blocking and infection of the ureters and pain radiates up and down the tract.
- Pain in the left kidney – berberis vulgaris
- Pain on the right side of the bladder – lycopodium
- Pain in the lower back – PARERIA BRAVA
- Thick urine – URTICA URENS
Urinary infections in aged people
- Dribbling – conium
- Slow urine – hepar sulph
- Enuresis – secale
Pus and mucus in urine
Pus and mucus indicate infection of various part of the urinary tract.
- Thick mucus and red sediment (Urethra) – berberis vulgaris
- Pus and mucus causing constriction (Urethra) – cannabis sativa
- Heavy mucus (Urethra) – hydrangea
- Scanty urine and ropy mucus mixed with blood (prostrate) – chimaphlia umb
- Green ropy mucus, lower back pain– kali bi
Obviously, it is best to consult a homeopath before trying these homeopathic UTI remedies. Do seek consultation particularly if you have high fever, abdominal pain and vomiting, etc. Most severe cases of UTI might need antibiotics for treatment. That being said; recurrent UTIs can be managed well using homeopathic UTI remedies which help in strengthening the immune system response to the bacteria.