Updated: Feb 19, 2020
Urinary tract and bladder infections can make you feel very unwell and are just downright uncomfortable. A urinary tract and/or bladder infection can present with the following symptoms:
A persistent urge to urinate and it often feels incomplete once you have gone,
A burning or stinging sensation when urinating,
Blood in the urine (hematuria),
The urine is cloudy or strong-smelling,
You have pelvic pain (often in association with a feeling of pressure),
Coriander seeds used in a cold infusion assist the urinary system to flush through bacteria, treat the infection, alkalise the urine to cease discomfort and also break the fever (if you have one).
Cold infusion or Hima in Ayurveda is a process to which you seep certain herbs and spices in cold water to infuse, rather than boil and activate. The coriander Hima has a diuretic quality to flush the urinary system so I highly recommend you adequately hydrate throughout the day while taking this remedy. Continue to take this infusion while symptoms persist and for a day or 2 after. If you are needing further guidance or more targeted, long term support for your urinary system, please contact us here.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED (for children, please halve the recipe)
12 grams of whole coriander seeds
72 ml of cool, filtered water
Some cheese or muslin cloth
In the evening before bed, put the cool water and coriander seeds into a bowl or glass.
Allow to seep overnight and in the morning, using the cheesecloth, strain the liquid well.
Sip half of the liquid slowly in the morning before breakfast.
In the evening before or after dinner, consume the other half. Alternatively, you can do this before or after lunch as well.
With love and light,