Urinary tract inflammation or urinary inflammation (cystitis is infection of the bladder, urethritis is inflammation of the urethra) is more frequent in females (adult), because the urethra (urine conductor channel, from the bladder to the outside) is shorter than the male. The boys up to 12 months of age and men over 50 years old are more likely to contract the inflammation. In the case of babies and children, is not painful cystitis, one of the few symptoms that denounce the disease is fever.
The causes of infection are related with urinary tract anatomical differences.
Naturopathy for adults
Adults should correct the errors often, drink water and food in abundance.
Avoid ingesting alkaline foods (e.g. dairy products), which irritate the bladder (chocolate, alcohol and foods containing caffeine: coffee, black tea) and which are rich in sugar.
Recommended plants for the treatment of urinary infections are (in an infusion or tincture):
Hidraste (Hydrastis canadensis), marshmallow root (Althea officinalis), Birch (Betula spp.) and kinnikinnick / pinemat manzanita / bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi).
The patient should take a daily infusion of Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) because the plant contains anti-inflammatory properties.
The flowers of Heather-bell (Erica cinerea or Calluna vulgaris) should be used to make an infusion that should be drunk and used to wash the inflamed areas.
KRAPP, K. [et al.]. Manual de medicinas complementares. Barcelona; Loures; Porto: Oceano: Crerital: Nova Variante, . [VIII], Original title: The gale encyclopedia of alternative medicine
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