Treating cystitis with herbs – Patika Magazin Online


Cystitis (cystitis) a common infection in women, which is a painful disease and can even cause incapacity for work. Many herbs can be used as a “gentle” remedy for its treatment. Here are some of the valuable herbs, in addition to the fact that several trace elements, including copper, can be useful against a bladder infection.


Why is it useful?
The heather (Erica carnea) is a plant with a diuretic, urinary tract disinfectant and soothing effect on the urinary organs. By increasing the amount of urine, it inhibits the growth of bacteria and helps reduce inflammation.

Recommended application:
As a medicinal tea: Soak 2 teaspoons of dried, peeled heather in 20-25 cl of hot water for 10 minutes, filter and drink 3-4 cups a day.

Capsule is also available in its form, and heather honey is also made from it (tea with a sour taste can be sweetened with it).

Clove and lemon essential oil

Why is it useful??
The essential oil of cloves (Eugenia caryophyllata) has an antiseptic effect and cleans the urinary tract without disturbing the balance of the intestinal and vaginal flora. Lemon essential oil (citrus llimon) helps liver function and stimulates the immune system. Together, the two oils are even more effective for urinary tract infections and cystitis.

Recommended application:
Put 1 drop each of both essential oils on a bread roll or a neutral tablet. Take with a glass of water, during meals, three times a day, for 3-5 days.

Both oils are also available in capsule form.

Contraindicated for pregnant and lactating mothers, epileptic patients, children under 12 years of age and people with liver failure


Why is it useful?
Copper is a trace element that helps to heal infectious and inflammatory conditions. It is an excellent supplement to herbal treatments. (For example, legumes, liver, wheat bran, peanuts and nuts abound in it.)

Recommended application: 1-2 ampoules containing copper are recommended daily, with the active ingredient placed under the tongue or dissolved in a glass of water, according to instructions.

It is also available with a concentrated active ingredient content, in the form of tablets and capsules.


Why is it useful?
Cranberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) is highly effective for the treatment and prevention of all kinds of bacterial infections, especially urinary tract infections. Due to its antimicrobial effect, Escherichia coli can take up the fight against a bacterium called p., which is the cause of cystitis in 90% of cases. All of this can be attributed to the content of type “A” proanthocyanidin (PAC – antioxidant flavonoid), which protects the mucous membrane from the adhesion of pathogenic bacteria.

Contraindicated in the presence of kidney stones, high uric acid levels, or when taking anticoagulants.


Recommended application:
Give preference to concentrated cranberry powder, which can be combined with antibiotics if such treatment is necessary. In powder form, it can be mixed with water, yogurt or even porridge. If making a tea, add 1 teaspoon of cranberry leaves to 250 ml of hot water.

Cranberry extracts are available in many forms (food supplement capsules, gels, etc.). The juice obtained from the cranberry berry is also an effective drink. If possible, consume organic cranberry juice without sugar, because sugar “feeds” bacteria. Dilute half with water and drink 3-4 glasses a day.

Massage to relieve pain

A lower abdominal massage helps relieve the pain associated with cystitis almost immediately. The active ingredients in the massage oil penetrate the protective layer of the skin’s barrier (hydro-lipid) and contribute to reducing inflammation, lumps, and infections.

Massage oil recipe:
Mix the following ingredients!
– 1 tablespoon of neutral vegetable oil (apricot seed or jojoba oil)
– 2 drops tropical basil (Ocimum basilicum) essential oil
– 2 drops of lemon eucalyptus (Eucaliptus citriodora) essential oil
– 2 drops of essential tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Massage the lower abdomen and occasionally the lower back with this massage oil mixture 3-4 times a day

Good advice for recovery

– Drink at least one and a half liters of water per day.
– Eliminate acidic foods and drinks from our diet (spicy foods, coffee, carbonated soft drinks, white wine, etc.)
– Do not hold back urine, urination should be regular and complete.
– Maintain the correct balance of intestinal flora and vaginal flora, e.g. through a regular course of probiotics.
– If the symptoms last longer than 48 hours, a fever appears or there is blood in the urine, and we also suffer from back pain during cystitis, or if we relapse more than four times a year, we should consult a doctor.

Source: Galen

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