Herbal Remedy For Cystitis – cystitis is a condition which is generally caused by an infection in the bladder from the bacteria in the intestines, and is actually very common in women in particular, because the uretha which is the tube leading from the bladder is quite small in women. It has been said that up to 30% of women will have cystitis at some point in their life.
There are many symptoms of cystitis, but many other problems associated with the bladder are categorised as this condition which may not be. The main cymptoms of cystitis are a burning pain during urination, cloudy urine, pain in the pubic bone area, and blood in the urine. Again blood in the urine pften causes people to panic thinking of more serious conditions, but it is not necessarily the case as cystitis commonly shares this symptom.
There are a number of herbal remedies that are popular for cystitis, although the best advice first and foremost is to drink lots of water, which can have a big effect although will not cure the condition. Because the problem is caused by an infection if you try to alkalize the urine this may help to kill the germs that cause the pain and infection, to this end try mixing a tea spoon of bicarbonate of soda with a glass of water 3 times a day, as this can certainly help.
If you do not want to buy a product over the counter then another herbal remedy for cystitis reported to help is marshmallow root, which has been reported to help with problems in the stomach and gut, and can be bought from any good herbalist. Another herbal remedy you can try is Corn Silk, popular because of its anti inflammatory benefits which can help to cure the infection causing cystitis.
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