Turmeric is a spice that is commonly used in curry powders or in traditional medicine. Historically, it was used for disorders related to the skin, upper respiratory tract or the digestive system. In today’s society, it is promoted as a dietary supplement for a range of conditions including liver disease, arthritis, digestive disorders and allergies. But can it also be used to fight bladder infections?

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In this blog, we’ll cover what bladder infections are, the benefits of turmeric and if turmeric can fight bladder infections, with a particular focus on a medicine for cystitis that is powered by turmeric.  

Bladder Infection

A bladder infection is a type of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) which occurs within the bladder.

A bladder infection is either acute, which means that it can occur suddenly, or chronic which means they continue to reoccur1. The infection occurs when bacteria enters through the urethra and into the bladder. The bacteria attaches to the bladder walls and multiplies, causing the infection. Most bladder infections are caused be E. Coli.

The Benefits of Turmeric

Recent science has started to back the medicinal claims of turmeric due to the compounds in it, referred to as curcuminoids. The most important curcuminoid is Curcumin which is also the main active ingredient in turmeric2. There are many benefits of turmeric and curcumin.

Curcumin has anti-oxidant properties2. An anti-oxidant is a substance which slows or prevents the damage that free radicals can have on cells. A free radical is a molecule which contains oxygen and can contribute to many diseases. As curcumin has anti-oxidant properties, it can help protect you from free radicals.

Turmeric is also anti-inflammatory2. When you experience inflammation, it’s because your body is fighting foreign invaders and is repairing damage to your body. However, if you’re experiencing chronic inflammation, then it can cause damage to your body and lead to health conditions like heart disease. Turmeric can help fight inflammation as it is a natural anti-inflammatory compound2.

Other benefits of turmeric include lowering the risk of heart disease, potentially preventing cancer, treating Alzheimer’s disease, helping improve arthritis symptoms, treating depression, delaying ageing and fighting age-related chronic diseases2.

Can Turmeric Help Fight Bladder Infections?

To answer this question, we’ll look into URICIL, which is an over-the-counter medicine for cystitis. URICIL is a 2 in 1 Urinary Alkaliser and Natural Antibacterial which is powered by turmeric.

The curcumin in URICIL is a potent anti-oxidant. When experiencing a bladder infection, the curcumin helps to fight off the infection and reduce its occurrence. This is an important component of URICIL as it quite common to get recurrent attacks of cystitis.

The curcumin in URICIL is also an anti-inflammatory agent. This helps to relieve the inflammation of the bladder when you have a bladder infection.

URICIL helps to relieve symptoms and reduce occurrence of medically diagnosed cystitis. In fact, with the addition of curcuminoids, URICIL has a 99.9% kill rate against E. Coli. URICIL is an over-the-counter medicine for cystitis that is available in all good pharmacies nationwide or online.

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1.Marcin, J. 2020, What is a Bladder Infection?, Healthline, <https://www.healthline.com/health/bladder-infection>

2.Gunnars, K. & Warwick, K. 2021, 10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin, Healthline, <https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric>