Five Natural Ways to Relieve Painful Urination

Painful urination is an uncomfortable symptom that may alert you of the development of a urinary tract infection.
Five Natural Ways to Relieve Painful Urination

Last update: 29 January, 2021

Painful urination is an uncomfortable symptom usually caused by inflammation or infection of the urethra and bladder. It’s a problem that largely affects women, alerting to the overgrowth of bacteria in the urinary system.

It usually occurs in a mild and sporadic form and can disappear with proper treatment. However, there are times when it’s chronic and indicates a more serious problem in the intimate area. It could be about the kidneys and urinary tract.

Fortunately, improving lifestyle habits and implementing the doctor’s guidelines make it possible to stop experiencing discomfort.

Five natural drinks to relieve painful urination

Due to their hydrating and diuretic effect, these natural drinks can contribute to the relief of discomfort such as burning during urination. Discover how to easily make them below (and in a short time) at home.

Important note: don’t add sugar or any other sweetener to these drinks and drink them as they are. You can’t? Then add some honey or agave syrup but in moderation.

1. Parsley tea

 

A bunch of parsley.

Ingredients

Preparation

  • Firstly, bring a cup of water to a boil
  • Then, wash the parsley and process it with a blender
  •  Add the parsley paste when the water reaches boiling point
  • Cover the container and let it stand for 10 minutes
  • Finally, strain and serve it

Note: you can also make an infusion with a few leaves of parsley, the flavor will be milder.

2. Dandelion and mint

A field of dandelions.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp of dandelion
  • Mint leaves (to taste)
  • 1 glass of water 

Preparation

  • Firstly, bring the water to a boil
  • Then, add the dandelion when it boils
  • Let it steep for a few minutes
  • Finally, add the mint and drink it

Note: you can drink these infusions as part of your snacks to stay well hydrated throughout the day and relieve painful urination.

3. A chamomile infusion with lemon can relieve painful urination

A field of chamomile.

Ingredients

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 c. of water
  • 1 bag of chamomile tea
  • Optional: A slice of fresh orange

Preparation

  • Firstly, squeeze the juice of one lemon and set it aside for a moment
  • Bring the water to a boil
  • Then, turn off the heat and add the chamomile tea bag as soon as it boils
  • Cover the cup and let it steep for at least 3 minutes
  • Add the lemon juice and the orange slice once the drink is lukewarm
  • Finally, drink it

4. Linseed water

Flax seed and its oil can help relieve painful urination.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp of flaxseed 
  • 1 c. of water

Preparation

  • Firstly, pour the flaxseed in a cup of hot water and let it steep for 5 to 8 hours
  • Then, strain and serve the thick liquid when this time is up
  • Finally, consume in moderation, no more than three to four glasses a day

5. Garlic tea

Garlic can relieve painful urination

Ingredients

  • 1 c. of water
  • 2 cloves of raw garlic

Preparation

  • Firstly, boil the water and crush the garlic cloves in the meantime
  • Then, remove it from heat and add the garlic paste as soon as the water boils
  • Then, let this steep for 10 minutes
  • Finally, strain it

Hydration is essential to relieve painful urination

As you can see, any of these drinks can keep you hydrated and stimulate urination which in turn will help relieve any painful burning during urination and any other associated discomfort.

None of these drinks can cure a urinary tract infection (or any other health problem) on their own. Thus, try to include them as part of your hydration routine and, of course, adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Also, try to skip the sugar and any other sweeteners so that your drink remains nutritious. Add them in minimal amounts if you absolutely can’t live without them.

Consult your doctor before using these as adjuvant treatments to avoid side effects and bad interactions with food and medication. Remember that what’s good for one person isn’t necessarily good for another because everyone’s needs are different.

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