Herbal Remedies for Bladder Infections

Cystitis, 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.

An 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.

Herbs Used To Treat Bladder Infections

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

Herbs Used To Treat Specific Bladder Infections Related Conditions

ConditionHerbApplication
Bladder Infection, With PainKava Kavatincture, tablet, capsule
Chronic Bladder InfectionMulleintea, tincture, capsule
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