7 Natural Remedies to Relieve Burning Urination

Burning urination is an uncomfortable symptom that may alert you of the development of a urinary tract infection.
7 Natural Remedies to Relieve Burning Urination
Eliana Delgado Villanueva

Reviewed and approved by the nutritionist Eliana Delgado Villanueva.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

Painful or burning 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 may disappear with proper treatment of whatever is causing the infection. 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.

Natural drinks to relieve burning 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. In the case you decide to add some honey or agave syrup, make sure to do so in moderation.

1. Parsley tea

A bunch of parsley.



  • First, 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.



  • First, 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 burning urination.

3. A chamomile infusion with lemon

A field of chamomile.


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


  • 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.
  • Once the beverage has cooled to room temperature, 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.


  • 1 tbsp of flaxseed (10 g)
  • 1 c. of water (250 ml)


  • Firstly, pour the flaxseed into 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.

Visit this article: 6 great benefits of flaxseed water

5. Garlic tea

Garlic can relieve painful urination


  • 1 c. of water (250 ml)
  • 2 cloves of raw garlic


  • 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.

6. Thyme tea

Thyme is a plant that is very useful in relieving burning pain when urinating caused by inflammatory and infectious processes of the urinary tract. This therapeutic herb has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies affirm that thyme contains compounds such as thymol that help fight the proliferation of bacteria.


  • 5 grams or 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 cup of water from 250 to 300 ml


  • Add the thyme to the cup of boiling water and stir for a couple of minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and let the infusion steep covered for 10 minutes.
  • Then strain the tea and serve it in the cup of your choice.

Note: Consume thyme tea 2 times a day until you get relief from symptoms. It is recommended not to consume this infusion if you are pregnant or suffer from irritable bowel syndrome.

7. Mallow tea

Malva is an herb with a high content of tannins, mucilage, and anthocyanins that help calm the symptoms of urinary tract infections. In general, mallow infusions quickly relieve burning and discomfort when urinating.


  • 5 grams or a small tablespoon of dried mallow flowers
  • 1 cup of 250 ml of water


  • Place a container with water to boil and add the dried mallow flowers.
  • When reaching the maximum boil, reduce the intensity of the flame and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  • Then, remove it from the heat and let the infusion stand covered for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the preparation and consume at least 2 times a day.

Hydration is essential

As you can see, any of these drinks can keep you hydrated and stimulate urination which in turn will help relieve any 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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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.