Information on Bladder infection

DescriptionCystitis, or an infection of the bladder, is more common in women than men. In women, the urethra is shorter and offers a more direct path for bacteria to reach the bladder. E. coli is the most common associated pathogen, which is easily introduced from the intestinal tract. Proper hygiene is important, and when the bottom is wiped after a bowel movement, wipe away from the genital area.
Treatment PlanAn herbal treatment program can include urinary tract acidifiers, urinary tract antiseptics, anti-inflammatories, mucous-membrane soothing herbs, and urinary tract tonics. Avoid spicy foods, cold drinks, caffeinated beverages, and sexual intercourse until the infection clears. Alternate hot and cold sitz baths can help bring blood to the area and dissipate the infection.

Herbal Remedies for Bladder infection

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Marshmallowsoothing anti-inflammatorytea, tincture, capsule
Cranberryurinary antiseptictablets, capsules, juice (unsweetened)
Goldenrodurinary tract tonictea, tincture
Andrographisantibacterialtincture, capsule, tea
Celeryurinary antiseptictincture, tea
Buchuurinary antiseptic, tonictincture, capsules, tea
Corn Silksoothing diuretictincture, tea
Cubebdiuretictincture, tea
Juniperanti-inflammatory, diuretictincture, tea, capsules
Sandalwoodurinary antiseptictincture
Uva Ursiurinary antiseptictincture, tea, capsule
Cleaversurinary cleanser; lymphatictincture, juice
Parsleydiuretictea, capsule
Pipsissewaurinary antiseptictincture, tea
Pine Barkurinary antiseptictea
Plantaindemulcent, antibacterialtea, capsules
Poplarantiinflammatory, urinary antiseptictincture
Usneaantibacterial, antifungal, immune stimulanttincture, tea

Herbal Remedies for Bladder infection with Additional Ailments

Additional AilmentHerbApplication
Bladder infection, chronicMulleintea, tincture, capsule
Bladder infection, with painKava Kavatincture, tablet, capsule