The problem of having to visit the loo very often is a problem faced by many old and middle aged people. Needless to say, frequent urination is a constant disruption in your work especially for the working masses.
The possible causes of this problem are various ranging from prostrate problems, pelvic degeneration to cancer therapies and excess urine production.
Whatever the cause, the problem cannot be lived with because they maybe symptom of a larger underlying health issue. Some herbs can cure the urge to urinate frequently.
Zea mays is the scientifically used term for the more popular Corn silk. It is native to the tropical and sub tropical countries. It tastes good and is often used for therapeutic purposes.
Physicians say that Corn silk has some antibacterial as well as some antiseptic properties and helps to tone the muscles of the bladder. If you have an over active bladder you could use this to restore normal muscle tone of your bladder and also normalize the proper functioning of the urinary tract.
This herb is an evergreen shrub that has been used traditionally to treat urinary tract problems and infections. It grows in the alpine tracts and is widely available in Europe, Himalayas and America.
The leaves of the herb is used for its medicinal value and is an antiseptic that can treat urinary tract infections which might be the reason behind your over active bladder.
Panax ginseng is found only in China, Japan and some far South East Asian countries. It is a very important herb in Chinese medicine. It has been used to treat urinary tract infections and reduce frequency of urination. Ginseng increases the amount of Nitric oxide in the body by converting L-Arginine to nitric oxide.
An increase in the production of nitric oxide relaxed the muscles of the bladder and tones it. It also boosts immune function and lowers the level of sugar in the blood. Tinctures are available or you can even prepare a concoction.
Cranberry is another popularly used herb to treat the problem of urination. The herb originates in North America and its berries have been used down the ages to treat urinary tract problems. Certain bacteria reside on the walls of the bladder, infecting the tract and causing frequent urination.
Cranberry is a very useful antibacterial that can prevent the bacteria from adhering to the walls of the bladder, preventing any infection and thereby eliminating the need to urinate often. The berries can be taken as juice form or desserts.
Marshmallow tea is a very effective remedy to treat urine problems, inflammation of urinary tract and is even used for flushing out kidney stones.
You can prepare your own tea by adding approximately 30grams of diced root to a liter of water. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Drink the tea atleast 4 times a day to reap benefits.
Alpinia oxyphylla is a Chinese herb that belongs to the ginger family.It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat frequent urination and control the muscles of the bladder. It can also help solve problems of urinary tract infections.