HERBAL FORMULA FOR URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI)
A urinary tract infection is an infection that begins in your urinary system. Your urinary system is composed of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Any part of your urinary system can become infected, but most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the urethra and the bladder.
Some of the symptoms may include the following:
- A strong, persistent urge to urinate
- A burning sensation when urinating
- Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
- Blood in the urine (hematuria) or cloudy, strong-smelling urine
- Bacteria in the urine (bacteriuria)
Herbal formula according to traditional herbal medicine:
Herba Portulacae: Clears heat and eliminates toxins. Antibiotic, Ma chi Xian has an inhibitory effect against E-coli and Staphylococcus.
Caulis Clematidis Armandii: Is used to treat dysuria characterized by burning sensations and pain during urination, indicating an accumulation of damp heat in the Urinary Bladder.
Rhizoma Coptidis: Treats infection of the urinary system manifesting in dysuria and frequent urges to urinate.
Rhizoma Smilacis Glabrae: Dispels heat from the lower Jiao for burning sensations and painful urination.
Radix Paeoniae Rubrae: Clears heat in the urinary bladder. Antibiotic effect.
Herba Taraxaci: Treats heat invading the urinary bladder manifesting in burning pain on urination. Antibiotic effect.
Radix Anemarrhenae: Antibiotic, clears heat in the kidneys.
Herba Lysimachiae: Clears damp heat and eliminates toxins in the urinary bladder.
Semen Plantaginis: Dispels damp heat from the lower Jiao. Clinical manifestations include, urgency with inability to urinate, burning dysuria, painful urination and dribbling urination with pain and swelling.
Fructus Kochiae: Clears damp heat for urinary tract infection or bladder infection. Antibiotic effect.
Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae: Dispels dampness for cloudy, turbid, urine, bloody streaks. Burning sensations and pain during urination.
Green Tea: Used to harmonize the formula and blend the herbs.
This herbal formula should be taken 3-5 times daily until the UTI is cleared. It may be taken one to two times weekly as a precaution to prevent UTI.
This formula is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose the above condition. The information given is strictly according to herbal medicine and should be used and prescribed as an herbal supplement.