Incontinence is the inability to control the evacuative functions of urination. It involves loss of control of bladder and is called as urinary incontinence or fecal incontinence.It affects millions of people all over the world because we are born incontinent and tend to experience some kind of incontinent, as we grow older. In-fact, more than 4 million of Australians have bladder or bowel problems.
There are different types of incontinence, which includes urge incontinence that is when you feel the urge to urinate and causes enlarged prostate, urinary tract infections or spinal cord injuries. Second is stress incontinence, which is loss of small amounts of urine due to laughing, pelvic trauma, vaginal births or coughing. Overflow continence is the leakage of urine when bladder is full. It is due to diseases that cause blockage of passage-away of urine.
Functional incontinence is caused by cognitive impairment or mobility and is recommended to wear adult briefs or protective underwear. Numerous reasons that causes incontinence includes weakening of bladder muscles, damage to nervous system and many other diseases. Below given are a few herbs that help to treat incontinence.
Herbal Remedies for Incontinence
Corn silk is an excellent herb containing good amount of potassium, calcium, iron, minerals, phosphorus and magnesium and is often used to treat incontinence, enlarged prostate and urinary tract infections (UTI).
Corn silk helps to strengthen bladder muscles and flushes out toxins from the urinary tract. The dried silk is to be steep in boiling water and is to be drunk three to four times a day. Corn silk is established as an effective herb and is also available in oil and powder form.
Saw palmetto is best herb to improve male urinary incontinence urinary problems related to prostate conditions such as prostate cancer, prostates and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Suggested dose is approximately 150 mg two times a day. Do not use this herb if you have high blood pressure or have any kind of bleeding disorder.
Horsetail contains potassium, silicic acid, flavonoids and alkaloids as well antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that increases urinary output and works as a diuretic.
The compound silicic acid provides medicinal properties for treating urinary issues including incontinence. Horsetail tea is prepared by simply adding 3 grams of dried herb in boiling water consuming throughout the day in between the meals.
Cleaver is an herb that has small hooked hairs on it’s leaves that has diuretic effect. Cleavers act as a soothing effect inside the bladder wall that protect against irritation, which is one of the cause of overactive bladder and helps toning bladder muscles. You can combine cleaver with other herbs like Bushu and marshmallow root for bladder issues. Consuming cleaver, internally by adding 3 teaspoon of herbs with 1 cup of boiled water is to be drunk 3 times a day.
St John’s Wort
St John’s wort is an outstanding herbal remedy that helps to lessen urinary incontinence symptoms by inhibiting bladder contractility.
A dosage of 300 mg three times a day helps to relieve symptoms of overactive bladder. St John’s wort oil, should be applied to the inner thighs and urinary tract area before hitting the bed.
Apart from above herbs, many other herbs like marshmallow root, dandelion, parsley, devil’s claw, chamomile, witch hazel, lemon balm and skullcap helps to treat incontinence.
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.