Urinary Tract Health
Heat/Damp in the Lower Burner: Defined by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as Damp/Heat because the area is inflamed and the urine is hot, turbid and often difficult to pass. Herbs that clear Heat and inflammation are combined with diuretics to pull out excess water, restoring flow and soothing the area. Heat clearing herbs are frequently anti-bacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial; some are antifungal as well. Essential oil recommendations are listed in italics.
Diuretics: Cornsilk, Dandelion leaf, Dianthus, Juniper, Celery (seed), Parsley, Hydrangea root, Raspberry leaf, Asparagus root, Nettle, Goldenrod, Fennel, Geranium, Juniper, Celery seed, Parsley seed, Vetiver, Anise seed (Egypt), Pine (Scotch), Ginger
Anti-infectious: Uva ursi, Dianthus, Gravel root, Juniper, Pau d’arco, Coptis, Phellodendron, Polyporus, Niaouli, Sugandha, Tea-tree, Thyme, Clove, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Palmarosa, Sandalwood
Blood in urine: Uva ursi, Comfrey, Couch grass, Plantain, Vervain, Strawberry leaf/root, Yarrow,
, geranium, Juniper, Sage, Pine Cypress
Stones/gravel & deposits: Gravelroot, Hydrangea, Lysimachia, Yellow dock, Parsley, Garlic, Horsetail fern, Juniper, Geranium, Lemon, Pine, Rosemary
Pain: Cramp bark, Horsetail fern, Imperata, Kava kava, Marsh mallow, Nettle,
, fennel, Marjoram, Juniper, Melissa Cypress
Pain from Stones/gravel: Marsh mallow, Slippery elm, Bladderwrack, Kelp, Irish moss, Asparagus root, Comfrey leaf/root, Solomon’s seal root, Lady’s mantle, Fennel, Geranium, Sage
Incontinence: According to TCM, aging causes a natural decline of our constitutional “Essence.” By securing and astringing “Essence,” we can restore issues of urinary incontinence as well as promote increased longevity. Declining “Essence” can also produce conditions such as diminished hearing, memory problems, thinning bones, graying hair, lower back weakness and achy knees. Many herbs also help harmonize Kidney energy, significantly improving conditions of incontinence.
Helpful herbs: Schisandra berry, Fennel seed, Poplar bark, Foxnut, Gravel root
Helpful Essential Oils: Juniper, Fennel,
Cypress, Chamomile (German), Ledum ( Greenland Moss)
Lisl Meredith Huebner, Dipl.CH (NCCAOM), RH (AHG) is a nationally board certified Chinese Herbalist, and a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild. Lisl is also a certified Medicinal Aromatherapist, a level II Reiki practitioner, an Acupressurist, an Auriculotherapist, a photographer, a renowned diagnostician, a teacher and a published writer in private practice for over a decade. She is available by appointment. HerbaLisl.com
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