Bladder infections are caused by bacteria which have entered the bladder and cause irritation and inflammation to the bladder lining.

The passage through which the urine passes from the bladder and leaves the body is known as your urethra. The bacteria in the bladder pass through your urethra when you urinate. As a result, your urethra often also becomes becomes inflamed . That is why you will typically experience pain and burning on urination .

Other symptoms

  1. 1 -  A mild fever
  2. 2-  A constant and frequent feeling that one must urinate even though very little urine is expelled
  3. 3 - The urine expelled often has a strong and unpleasant odour and may be cloudy. If the urine appears to have blood in it then you should consult a healthcare practitioner.

Herbal antiseptics.

Cranberry capsules - scientific research had shown that it does have some benefit. It appeards that cranberry prevents the bacteria from sticking to the lining of the urinary tract, and are thus easily flushed away by your urine. Drink 300ml of water each day to prevent UTIs and to treat them.

Garlic tea - it make sound disgusting, but when you are suffering cystitis pain, you'll try anything. Garlic contains powerful bacteria killing compounds.Add one teaspoon of garlic juice (found under tinctures) to a glass of warm water and sip.

Cystitis tea mix - this formula has met with incredible success in our shop. A mixture of dried herbs of >cornsilk, horsetail and bucchu

Precautionary measures.

  1. 1- Urinate after sexual intercourse . Clean the  genital area before and after intercourse .
  2. 2 - Showering instead of bathing is recommended
  3. 3 - Ensure that you wipe from the front to the back after going to the toilet. This prevents contamination of the vagina and urinary tract by bacteria found in your stool.
  4. 4 - Increase your water intake (to around two litres a day), in order to dilute your urine.
  5. 5- A recent Finnish study found that women who eat yoghurt have fewer UTI's. Lactobacillus acidophilus is the friendly bacteria that may provide some defence against the bacteria responsible for urinary tract infections.

If  your bladder infection has not resolved within three days, then it is advisable to consult a healthcare practitioner.