3 Herbal Teas to Help Relieve a UTI

A urinary tract infection is a dreadful thing-anybody who has ever suffered from one can testify to how debilitating they can be. They occur when bacteria gets into the urethra and multiplies, or an obstruction occurs. The next time you find yourself unable to “go” properly, try whipping up one of these tea blends to naturally provide relief from the discomfort.

uti tea remedy

1. Horsetail and Dandelion Tea

Horsetail works wonders when it comes to soothing UTIs, mainly because of its ability to “tighten” the inflamed epithelial tissues with tannins (an astringent found in bitter plant matter.) It also removes toxins and bacteria in the urinary tract by thoroughly filtering through the kidneys and increasing the production of urine. The flavonoids (metabolites in plant matter) help calm spasms that accompany a UTI. Dandelion also works as a diuretic, and stimulates the kidneys and bladder.

You will need…

-1 tablespoon of dried horsetail
-1 teaspoon dried dandelion
-1 cup of water
-Honey to taste (optional)

horsetail and dandelion uti tea

Directions

Place 1-2 tablespoons of dried horsetail and 1 teaspoon of dried dandelion in a mug, loose or in a teaball or something similar. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and pour over the herbs. Let it steep for 10 minutes, covered, before straining and drinking. Drink this twice daily, adding honey to taste is you’d like.

dandelion and horsetail

2. Marshmallow Root Tea

Marshmallow root inhibits bacterial growth, and cleanses the bladder as well. It will sooth the urinary system, and is also effective at preventing bleeding in urine as well as being a diuretic (increasing the flow of urine.)


You will need…

-1-2 tablespoons fresh or dried marshmallow root
-Cheesecloth (if you are doing fresh)
- 1 cup of water
-Honey to taste (optional)

marshmallow root tea

Directions

Chop 1-2 tablespoons of fresh marshmallow root, and tie it up in a small square of cheesecloth. Bring about 8-10 ounces of water to a boil. Put the herb bundle in a mug and cover with water, allowing it to steep for 10 minutes. Add honey to taste if you’d like, and drink 2-3 times a day.

marshmallow root

3. Peppermint-ginger-juniper berry tea

Peppermint and ginger may help to alkalize urine (make it less acidic) which would help with the burning sensation that accompanies a UTI. Juniper berries act as a diuretic, stimulating the kidney and bladder and making it easier to pee, ginger lessens inflammation.

You will need…

-1-2 teaspoons of dried juniper berries
-1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
-2 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger
-4 cups of water
-honey and lemon slices (optional)

peppermint, ginger and juniper berry tea

Directions

Combine the water, berries, mint, and ginger in a pot. Simmer for about 7-8 minutes, and then discard the solids. Stir in about a tablespoon of honey, if you wish to sweeten it, and serve with a slice of lemon if desired. Drink 2-3 times a day.

uti remedy

At the first signs of infection, try these teas. There’s (almost) nothing worse than struggling to pee in pain and, usually, in vain. Down with UTI’s!

3 Teas for UTI's- to help relieve UTI discomfort.

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8 Comments

  1. MzLovinlife says:

    I look forward to trying these natural remedies for UTI’s, I get them frequently because of my diabetes and i’m always given the dreadful and harsh antibiotics and I want to get away from using them, if I can. I wonder if I drink these teas everyday will it reduce the amount of UTI’s I get in a year. Thanks for sharing I really appreciate the article.

    • Tia says:

      Great recipes! Thank you! I am book marking to share with others. :)

      MzLovinlife – have you tried doTERRA essential oils? They were a huge life saver for me when I was getting UTI’s often. You’re more then welcome to contact me for what I’ve used.

  2. Barbara A. Lessig says:

    Thanks for This!

  3. Linda Lewis says:

    Would like to subscribe to your newsletter. Linda

  4. Jill Ott says:

    Thank you.

  5. Allen says:

    I have never seen anything work better or faster for UTIs than cleaver’s tea. Very cheap too.

  6. Whittney says:

    I am wondering whether to use the flower or leaves from the dandelion plant for the first tea.

    • Claire (Everyday Roots) says:

      Hi Whittney,

      If you are using fresh dandelion you can use the leaves and the flowers, or just the leaves if you prefer :)

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