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 Herbal Medicine: Cystitis  

This combination supplies the following actions :

  • diuretic (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Barosma betulina, Zea mays)
  • demulcent (Zea mays)
  • antimicrobial (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Barosma betulina)

One possible prescription for cystitis associated with pain & discomfort
Zea mays --- --- --- 2 parts
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi --- --- --- 2 parts
Viburnum prunifolium --- --- --- 1 part
Valeriana officinalis --- --- --- 1 part 5ml. of tincture taken 3 times a day.
infusion of Achillea millefolium (preferably fresh) drunk often

This combination supplies the following actions :
diuretic (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Barosma betulina, Zea mays)
demulcent (Zea mays)
antimicrobial (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Barosma betulina)
antispasmodic (Valeriana officinalis, Viburnum prunifolium)
Infusion : one example
Hot infusions will ease to symptoms dramatically. As an example consider a combination recommended by British Medical Herbalist Annie McIntyre. Combine the following dried herbs:
Althaea officinalis rad. --- --- --- 2 parts
Zea Mays --- --- --- 2 parts
Agropyron repens --- --- --- 2 parts
Equisetum arvensis --- --- --- 2 parts
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi --- --- --- 2 parts
Barosma betulina --- --- --- 1 part

1 teaspoonful of this mixture to a cup of boiling water. Let infuse for 10-15 minutes.
Drink hot 4-5 times a day.

Broader Context of Treatment :

  • avoid internal tampons, as they contain additives which can injure the lining of the vagina.
  • Discontinue use of diaphragm, oral contraceptives & other chemicals used around the vagina.
  • Discontinue use of `deodorant soaps' such as Lifebouy, Irish Spring, Safeguard. These soaps are irritating to skin and are responsible for killing off normal external bacteria which are then replaced by more virulent, less easily killed pathogens.

Dietary advice:
  • Increase intake of water to at least 8-12 glasses per day. This will help to flush out the bacteria, and will often reduce dysuria.
  • Acidify the urine. Decrease foods that are alkaline forming such as dairy products, citrus juices, sodas.
  • Eat a light diet consisting of grains, some vegetables, and specific acidifying juices.
  • Eliminate bladder irritants such as coffee, black tea, alcohol.
  • Discontinue all intake of foods high in sugar including sweet vegetables and fruits, sugar, honey. Chocolate is a bladder irritant.
  • Do not eat: chicken liver, canned figs, brewers yeast, raisins, avocados, soy sauce, grapes, fava beans, corned beef, nuts, hard cheeses, chocolate, apples, peaches, pineapple, cantaloupe, citrus, pickled herring bananas yogurt beer wine vinegar mayonnaise sour cream guavas/nectarines

  • Vitamin C- new studies show that ascorbic acid irritates the bladder, thus C must be obtained in the form of Calcium ascorbate, which is relatively buffered. Avoid vitamins containing aspartate, as it is a bladder irritant.
  • Vitamin E- 400 to 600 IU/day Vitamin B6- 300 mg/day.
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David Hoffmann BSc (Hons), MNIMHWhilst working in conservation and lecturing in ecology and the eco-crisis for the University of Wales, David Hoffman became convinced that to heal the world, to embrace planetary wholeness and responsibility for it......more
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