Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common infections that occur frequently in women.
The main cause is wiping the wrong way after using the bathroom (back to front), thus allowing the bacteria from the anus to transport to the urethra and the bladder. That can also happen during sex.
If you experience some of these symptoms, then it’s very likely you have a UTI:
- Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen
- Discomfort or a burning feeling when you urinate
- Dark, cloudy, bloody, or strange-smelling urine
- A frequent or intense urge to urinate, even though just a few drops come out when you do
- Fever or chills (a sign the infection may have reached your kidneys)
Fortunately, these infections can be treated, but the bad news is they cannot be cured permanently. You could use antibiotics to treat them, but we recommend you do that the natural way – with parsley!
How can parsley cure UTIs? Well, we’re talking about a herb that is rich in many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It has antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties which can fight against many infections, including UTIs. Parsley is also a powerful diuretic and a known supporter of the kidney function. It helps flush out excess fluid from the body, which is exactly what you need to cure the UTI.
You will feel the benefits of parsley better if you consume it as a tea, not as a food.
To make a parsley tea, you will need:
- 4 cups of water
- 4 tbsp. of chopped parsley (fresh)
Boil the water first, then add the chopped parsley in it. Leave it in for 20 minutes, then strain it.
You should drink 4 cups of this tea per day (hot or cold). You will feel better in just 3 days, but to fully cure the infection, it’s necessary to continue drinking it for 4 more days.