Apple Cider Vinegar is by far Earth Clinic’s most popular natural remedy for bladder infections. Over one hundred readers have reported success using apple cider vinegar as a stand alone treatment for a UTI, or in combination with other natural supplements!
How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Infections
Hopefully when a bladder infection comes along you already have some raw and organic apple cider vinegar in your kitchen cabinet. The sooner you begin treatment for a UTI the better!
While a typical beginning dose of apple cider vinegar is 1-2 teaspoons per glass of water, for a bladder infection it is more common to take 2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and repeat the dose several times throughout the day, and even when you wake up in the night. Some readers have even taken a shot glass of straight apple cider vinegar followed by a glass of water.
It is important to drink plenty of water with any treatment you pick for your bladder infection!
While most readers report using liquid apple cider vinegar, some have used apple cider vinegar capsules with success.
Choose one of the following to make your apple cider vinegar drink more tolerable:
- Add the apple cider vinegar to a glass of juice. Cranberry or blueberry are good choices when you are dealing with a bladder infection.
- Include honey in your vinegar tonic drink. Raw honey has ant-bacterial properties as well.
- Add a pinch of baking soda to your apple cider vinegar tonic.
Apple Cider Vinegar Bath for UTI
Adding 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to a warm bath and soaking for 20 minutes has helped several readers with the acute symptoms of a UTI. If for some reason a bath is not possible, add 1/4 cup of vinegar to a sitz bath and soak for 20 minutes instead.
How Long Does it Take for Apple Cider Vinegar to Cure a Bladder Infection?
Some readers have reported feeling better in as little as a couple of hours. Others have found it takes more time, though usually improvement is noticed on the first day of treatment. Once you feel relief, do continue taking the apple cider vinegar for a few days to make sure it does not reoccur.
Side Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar
If you are not used to apple cider vinegar, a sudden large dose can cause digestive upset. Some who try and take it straight, without diluting it with water or juice, find that it causes vomiting. To reduce the risk of side effects, do dilute the vinegar in water. Add a pinch of baking soda to the apple cider vinegar drink to reduce the acidity. Take your apple cider vinegar with food.
Do always drink plenty of water when you have a UTI! Adding vitamin C to your treatment plan is a good idea as well.
Continue reading to find out how our readers have used apple cider vinegar to cure their bladder infections! Have you tried apple cider vinegar for a UTI? Be sure to share your story with us!