One such natural remedy is the oil from the seeds of grapefruit.
Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are a common problem, disproportionately afflicting women, most of who will have a urinary tract infection at some point in their lives. Urinary infections when left untreated or when conventional treatment with antibiotics fail, can progress to more serious kidney infections. Also, they are of great concern for pregnant women, as the changes in prostaglandins and cytokines they induce can lead to premature birth.
Conventional antibiotics are killing both bad and good bacteria within the body, as well as leading to the overgrowth of fungi like Candida albicans, which can lead to yeast infections.
This is why natural remedies are becoming increasingly popular because they are safe to use and are also effective in the treatment of urinary tract infections.
Grapefruit seeds oil
Grapefruit is perhaps the most interesting anti-urinary infection agent according to researchers.
A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary medicine in 2005 found that the seeds of the grapefruit were highly effective in killing antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections even effective at killing bacteria resistant to conventional antibiotics.
How does this oil work?
Researchers were able to determine with the help of electronic microscope how grapefruit seed oil act.
Namely, it manages to penetrate the bacterial membrane and release the inner content of the bacteria, which kills the bacteria within 15 minutes.
Also, it shows that this oil possesses antifungal properties, which have another advantage over antibiotics.
When you have any urinary tract infection, consume grapefruit extract, or consume 5 to 6 grapefruit seeds every 8 hours, and it will be enough.