Ted's Remedies

Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 03/23/2005 391 posts

There are other herbal preparations that can be helped with UTI and they are taken usually 4 times a day:

1. Uva Ursi. Has antimicrobial and research has support its traditional use, usually 1-2 teaspoon of the herb.
2. Goldenseal Root. Also long known as a strong antibacterial agent to be used as tea or 1 teaspoon of dried herb in a cup of water.
3. Althea officianalis, used as cold infusion soaked in cold water and drink.
4. Galium aparine (cleavers) Has long history of use and taken with tea.
5. Zea Mays (Corn silk). Diuretic.
6. Buchu - Diuretic and antiseptic properties.
7. Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) - Diuretic, astringent and healing properties.

Replied by Michelle
Dallas, Tx

I don't get UTI's often but when I do they are come on so strong. I HATE antibiotics but nothing I have ever tried has worked- cranberry, uva ursi (bleh! Btw), etc etc. The salt trick did the trick immediately. I could NOT believe it. I followed up with D Mannose throughout the day and did one glass with the ACV too for good measure. (as I said, nothing has ever worked and I Just wanted to make REALLY sure it stayed away). Can I just tell you that I have a HUGE aversion to salt.. HUGE. But I stuck it out and I am so grateful!

Replied by Rob
Justice, IL

Ted, i have a uti infection that started with lower back pain, burning sensation when urinating etc....i went to the doctor to have my prostate checked and it was fine---he prescribed antibiotics. it is still lingering and has settled in my testicle area(they are red),along with the head of my penis. i have used the oil of oregano in pill form with no cure. any suggestions???? i drink a ton of water, eat healthy, and get plenty of rest. i don't want to go back on antibiotics......"

05/12/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The best UTI remedy so far the simplest and is the fastest is the sea salt remedy. The dose is 1 teaspoon of sea salt dissolved in a full glass of water, plus drinking the cranberry juice or mannose powder roughly 2 teaspoons x 5 a day will usually do it. The sea salt remedy is taken only one dose and there's no need to take an additional dose. The bacteria causing the UTI appears to have a weakness to salt. In fact drinking too much water reduces the salinity of the urine which encourages the UTI. Therefore addition of sea salt one dose should see a relief in pain within a matter of minutes. The maintenance dose thereafter is only 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon per ONE LITER of drinking water. This is the most effective remedy I have found so far.


02/10/2011: Sophie from Montreal, Quebec replies: "I used to suffer from bladder infections regularly twice a year. I tried everything, alka seltzer, d-mannose, ACV, cranberries, you name it, until I discovered Olive Leaf Extract capsules. It cured my infection and I have never had another one since, because at the first sign, I take a capsule and it is over."

05/08/2011: Pasha from Durham, Ontario, Canada replies: "This is on the right track.... I battled with UTI's for years till I discovered herbal infusions. Don't be intimidated, it's really not that complicated. Before you start, if you are suffering, go right now and take a big ol' dose of vitamin C... We're talking 3000 mg... Unsweetened is best (with a BIG glass of water or two). In 10 minutes, you may have no pain. You are not cured, but you get a break, to go make a cure! The pain will be back, and when it comes, more vitamin C and as much water as you can stand.

Okay, now we will make an herbal brew! Any natural food store should have bulk herbs. Forget the pills and capsules, even cranberry is pretty useless. You'll need nettle leaf, uva ursi, yarrow, marshmallow root, perhaps a wee bit of goldenseal (you can add many more medicinal herbs for UTI's, try doing a web search) and licorice root to sweeten it up (note: Very sweet! ). Now get 2 quart or liter sized jars that are safe to add boiling water to, such as mason jars (always add boiling water slowly and cautiously, as a quick temperature change can make glass crack) or if desperate, a big metal thermos. Heap in the herbs... A healthy sized HANDFUL of light, fluffy type herbs like the nettle, do not think in tea-bag size terms! Toss in less of the medium dense herbs like the uva ursi leaves, maybe a golf ball sized amount (note: uva ursi is very bitter... But important, add what you can handle cuz' it won't help if you can't drink it). Then only a tablespoon of rooty bits, such as the marshmallow root, and just a tsp of goldenseal if it is powdered. Fill to the top with boiling water and tightly cap. Let it sit for anywhere from 1/2 an hour to half a day, the longer the stronger. A good indicator of successful steeping progress is when the herbs get so saturated they sink to the bottom of the jar. Now strain and sip at as much tea as you can muster for about three days. Keep a supply on hand by alternating jars.

This is the real deal. I think I actually strengthened my system with this, as I got UTI's every few years instead of every few months after treating the infections this way for awhile.

Much compassion and empowerment to you!

Replied by Dwayne
Pittsburgh, Pa

Ted, that sea salt worked great!!! Thanks Dwayne

Replied by Jay
Germantown, Ohio, Usa

A question for ted, when you say a full glass of water is that 8 oz or 16oz for the uti sea salt remedy?