Naturopathy herbs for UTIs

Can a Naturopath help with UTIs?

In short, yes! A Naturopath can offer support and complementary treatments for urinary tract infections (UTIs), although it’s important to note that UTIs typically require medical intervention, especially if they are severe or recurrent.

Here are some ways a female-focused Naturopath may assist with UTI management:

Herbal remedies:

Naturopaths often recommend specific herbs with antimicrobial properties that can help fight the infection. For UTIs, commonly recommended herbs include cranberry, uva ursi, goldenseal, and buchu. These herbs may possess properties that can help prevent bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract lining and support the body’s natural defense mechanisms.

Natural antimicrobials:

Some Naturopaths may suggest natural antimicrobial substances like garlic, oregano oil, or grapefruit seed extract. These substances contain compounds that have shown antimicrobial effects and may help in combating the infection. However, it’s crucial to consult with a healthcare professional before using any natural antimicrobial.

Nutritional recommendations:

Like other Naturopaths, I often focus on promoting overall health when working with female clients who have a UTI. Incorporating immune-boosting foods, such as fruits, vegetables, probiotics, and fermented foods, into your diet can help. Adequate hydration is also essential for flushing out bacteria and maintaining urinary tract health.

Lifestyle modifications:

Naturopaths may suggest lifestyle changes to prevent UTIs or reduce their recurrence. This can include improving personal hygiene habits, avoiding irritating substances like certain soaps or perfumes, and promoting urinary tract health through practices such as regular urination and proper wiping techniques.

Stress management:

Believe it or not, chronic stress can weaken the immune system, making the body more susceptible to infections. A women’s health Naturopath may address stress management techniques such as relaxation exercises, meditation, or counseling to help reduce stress levels and support overall well-being.

Remember, while naturopathic approaches can provide additional support, they should not replace conventional medical care. If you suspect a UTI or are experiencing severe symptoms, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a medical doctor or urologist, for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, which may include antibiotics if necessary. 

If you would like support to improve your overall health and help manage UTI’s, you can book a consult with Naturopath Lindsay for a clarity call. During this call, we will discuss what working together looks like and how we can manage your UTI.

Lindsay Carter Nautropath

Naturopathy is a holistic approach to wellness and health. Lindsay works to support women experiencing PCOS and acne.


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