UTIs, when left untreated or when conventional treatment with antibiotics fail, can lead to more serious kidney infections. They are all the more worrying for pregnant women, because the changes in prostaglandins and the cytokines they cause can contribute to preterm delivery. For this, there is a natural remedy based on grapefruit seeds that can effectively treat these infections.
Conventional antibiotics are known to kill both “bad” and “good” bacteria in the body. So this is a problem, and then it can lead to the proliferation of fungi like Candida albicans, and can lead to yeast infections.
In addition, even when these antibiotics treat acute infection symptoms, they can lead to the survival of bacteria even more resistant to antibiotics. These surviving colonies form a biofilm allowing them to stay asleep and then return with even greater virulence when the infection reoccurs after treatment.
This is why natural alternatives are becoming more and more popular when it comes to treating urinary tract infections, especially those in the food category, like grapefruit. A remarkable case study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2005 titled “The Efficacy of Grapefruit Seeds in Treating Urinary Tract Infections” found that grapefruit seeds were very effective in treating resistant UTIs antibiotics.
Between 2001 and 2003, three middle-aged men and one woman were diagnosed with urinary tract infections in the Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, a unit of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ife Island, Osun State , Nigeria.
Of the 4 patients, only the woman was asymptomatic. All 3 men had Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella and Staphylococcus aureus in their urine samples, while the woman had Escherichia coli.
All 4 patients were treated orally for 2 weeks with grapefruit seeds and all responded satisfactorily to treatment except the man with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Aeruginos.
However, the initial profuse growth of the Pseudomonas isolate in the patient who was resistant to gentamicin, tarcid and augmentin then decreased to slight growth with reversal of the antibiotic resistance profile after 2 weeks of treatment, this thanks to the grapefruit seeds.
Following these results, the authors concluded that on the basis of these case studies, ** the adequate clinical response of these patients suggests that the dose of 5 to 6 grapefruit seeds ingested over a period of 2 weeks may have an effect. comparable to other antibacterial drugs **.