Aloe has been utilized as a healing agent for an array of situations for centuries. Today, it is used to heal the skin, produce bowel movements and even kill fungus and bacteria that exist in the body. Urinary tract infections, which are experienced by women more than men, can be eased by the healing properties that the aloe vera plant has to offer.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, every year, urinary tract infections account for nearly 10 million doctor visits. One in five women will have at least one urinary tract infection in her lifetime.
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are primarily due to bacteria overload located along or within the urinary tract. UTI victims often experience swelling or pain in the urethra (urethritis), bladder (cystitis) and the kidney (pyelonephritis) areas. UTI sufferers experience a burning sensation along with an urge to urinate frequently, but once in the restroom negligible amounts of urine are released.
An important ingredient in aloe vera is mucopolysaccharides, which have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-viral properties. Aloe vera also packs a host of vitamins and amino acids. The healing components of aloe have been known to kill bacteria.
Aloe Vera for UTI
Taking aloe vera for your UTI can help alleviate the burning sensation you may have when urinating. In addition, it will help eliminate the E. coli and other bacteria found within your urinary tract.
Purchase an aloe from your local market, peel the ends and apply the gel/juice to your cup or blender. Mix with some cranberry juice or water and drink a cup in the morning and at night for five to seven days.