HERBAL TREATMENT FOR KIDNEY AND BLADDER

Bed Wetting

For enuresis, or bed wetting, especially in children:

2 parts Cramp Bark

1 part Stinging Nettle herb

1 part St John’s Wort herb

1 part Lemon Balm leaves

Combined decoction and infusion: 1/2-1 ñèð 3 times per day, the last dose taken before retiring

Note that with children, dosage should be adjusted according to age and weight.

Fluid Retention

For fluid retention or oedema:

1 part Cleavers herb

1 part Dandelion root or leaves

2 parts Marshmallow root Infusion: 3 cups per day

2 parts Couchgrass rhizomes

1 part Plantain leaves

2 parts Burdock root

2 parts Marshmallow root Infusion: 3 cups per day

Serious or persistent cases of fluid retention may be associated with kidney or heart function, and should receive professional attention. More minor or temporary cases, however, may benefit from the use of diuretic formulas such as those given above.

Kidney and Bladder Problems

A kidney and bladder tonic:

2 parts Cleavers herb

2 parts Plantain leaves

5 parts Dandelion root

1 part Parsley root

2 parts Burdock root

2 parts      Marshmallow root

1 part Ginger root    

Combined decoction and infusion: 3 cups per day

The above formula is a good tonic for the entire urogenital system, and will also serve as an all-purpose diuretic.

For kidney and bladder infections:

2 parts Plantain leaves

2 parts Burdock root

1 part Marshmallow root

Infusion: 1/2 cup every 2 hours for acute conditions, otherwise 3 cups per day

 

Externally, apply a hot Ginger compress over the lower abdomen. Ensure an adequate fluid intake and for 2-3 days take warm soups and broths as the main part of the diet.

Prostatitis

8 parts Couchgrass rhizomes

1 part Parsley root

2 parts Marshmallow root

1 part Ginger root

Combined decoction and infusion: 3 cups per day until relief is obtained

 

Urethritis

2 parts Couchgrass rhizomes

2 parts Plantain leaves

1 part Meadowsweet herb

1 part Cleavers herb

2 parts Burdock root

2 parts Marshmallow root

Infusion: 1/2-1 ñèð every 2-4 hours for acute conditions, otherwise 3 cups per day

1 part Cleavers herb

4 parts Marshmallow root

Infusion: 3 cups per day

 

1 part Blackberry leaves

2 parts Burdock root or leaves

Infusion: 3 cups per day

Essentially herbs with diuretic, antiseptic and demulcent properties are used to treat urinary tract problems. Other herbs with these properties may be combined to treat the problem if the above herbs are not on hand.

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