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Herbal Remedies For Incontinence

IncontinenceIncontinence is the loss of bladder control. The bladder muscles contract involuntarily and push out the urine causing it to leak or trickle without you being able to control it. It can be a mild leaking or a thorough uncontrollable wetting. Though it can happen to anyone it is more common in the elderly.

The muscles of the bladder either become very weak or become too active. There are two types of incontinence: stress incontinence and overactive bladder.  In stress incontinence, urine escapes when you laugh, cough or sneeze.

Overactive bladder causes frequent and urgent need to urinate even when the bladder contains very little urine. Nerve damage, prostrate problems, emotional stress, irritation of the bladder and certain diseases can cause incontinence. This problem is very embarrassing and causes no small amount of consternation.

Best Herbal Remedies For Incontinence

Gotu Kola

This herb belongs to the parsley family and is very effective in treating incontinence. It is spicy in taste but has a cooling effect in the body. It neutralizes the acids in the blood and acts as a diuretic and rejuvenating tonic. It helps rebuild and regenerate the connective tissue in the inner most layer of the bladder and stimulates the production of gylcosaminoglycans which is a crucial element of the connective tissue. Boil a cup of water and steep one teaspoon of the dried herb into it for fifteen minutes. Filter the tea and drink three cups of it daily.

Corn Silk

Corn silk is a very useful herb for incontinence. It has a sweetish taste and has cooling and drying properties. It soothes the irritated bladder, and helps to regenerate the normal tissues and tones up the urinary tract.

Corn silk

It has soothing diuretic properties which remove all vestige of infection and strengthen the muscles of the bladder. Boil a cup of water and steep two teaspoons of dried corn silk into it for fifteen minutes. Filter the tea and drink three to four cups daily.

Witch Hazel

This herb has powerful astringent, drying and cooling properties which are greatly useful in treating and curing innumerable diseases and disorders. It is beneficial for incontinence because of its huge content of tannins and flavonoids which have potent anti-inflammatory properties. It improves the function of the bladder and maintains its health. Put one teaspoon of the dried herb in a cup and pour boiling water over it. Cover the cup for ten minutes after which filter the tea and drink three cups daily for several weeks.

Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto

This herb reduces oxidative stress which irritates the nerves surrounding the bladder. It also fights inflammation and inhibits the production of the hormone testosterone which affects the prostrate growth in men. It also reduces the frequent urge to urinate. Take 300 mg of saw palmetto extract daily.

Fennel

Fennel helps to strengthen the muscles of the bladder and thus control the flow of urine. Take a glass of warm milk and add one teaspoon of fennel seeds to it. Stir in one teaspoon of sugar and drink this mixture every morning.

Photo Credit: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/urinary-incontinence.html


Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.