Natural Relief For Urinary Problems


Urinary tract problems include infection and irritation in the bladder, and you may experience discomfort or pain when passing urine. If these problems persist or if you get severe pain or blood in your urine seek professional help, as more serious problems need urgent attention.


Corn Silk



If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from a urinary tract problem, this is the time of year where a great natural remedy for urinary tract problems grows in abundance. Corn silk is the part of the cob of sweet corn that you normally throw away. It is the fine silky threads found under the green leaves of sweet corn. Fresh corn silk is a great remedy to soothe urinary problems. Take a handful of fresh corn silk in a teapot, pour on boiling water, then cover and let it infuse for 10 minutes. You can drink it hot or cold. You can use dried corn silk, though fresh is best.


Barley Water


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Try also making homemade barley water. Boil pot barley then use the (cooled) water it has been cooked in; this helps alkalise the urine; and is quite different to shop bought barley water.


Berry juices

Fresh berry juices have also been shown to help, especially cranberry juice; but check labels to ensure the juice is pure berry, not mixed with other fruits making it too sweet and acidic.


Other natural remedies

Research shows by increasing your protein, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and plain bio yoghurt, you can combat urinary problems. Studies show a processed, high salt diet and overeating can cause urinary problems. If supplements are used, I recommend the Entire Katoa Food State supplements for the best absorption.