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Ulcers Urinary Problems

DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.



menuULCERS
Many of the old formulations contain comfrey root. Although it is mucilaginous and contains great healing properties, it can no longer be recommended due to the possibility of liver damage from using comfrey internally. In truth it seems to be only in cases where too much has been taken for too long, but it is currently under a restriction of external use only. Science now knows that many ulcers are caused by bacterial infection, so it may be more to the point to take daily doses of echinacea and to include antibacterial vegetables in the diet (such as onions and garlic). Cabbage is long known to be helpful in the treatment of ulcers and other stomach disorders. Cabbage soup on a fairly regular basis is said to be useful, as is juicing cabbage with other vegetables such as carrot to help overcome the taste. A good book on juicing will describe the proper combinations. Also, mallow syrup has the ability to soothe ulcerations.

Herbs traditionally used in the treatment of ulcers are:
Alfalfa
Althea
Amaranth
Amer. angelica
American sanicle
Arum
Balm
Balm of Gilead
Bistort
Burdock
Calendula
Chickweed
Comfrey
Dwarf Nettle
Elecampane
Eur. angelica
Fenugreek
Garlic
Ginger
Goldthread
Hops
*Hot peppers
Iceland moss
Knotgrass
Licorice
Low cudweed
Mustard
Marsh hibiscus
Nettle
Okra
Onions
Plantain
Prickly ash
Quaking aspen
Ragged cup
Sage
Shave grass
Silverweed
Tacamahac
Twin leaf
Virgins bower
Wild strawberry
*contain capsaicin



menuURINARY PROBLEMS

BURNING/PAINFUL URINATION

  1. Equal parts rowan berries, clubmoss, barberry bark. Combine and steep 1 tsp in ½ cup boiling hot water for 10 minutes. Take ½ to 1 cup daily in mouthful doses.
  2. Combine 1 part juniper berries, 1 part parsley root, 1 part shave grass, 2 parts restharrow root. Use 1 tsp in ½ cup boiling hot water, steeped 7 minutes and take 1½ cups daily.
  3. Combine equal parts black haw, corn silk and bearberry. Use 2 tsp to a cup of boiling hot water steeped 7 minutes and drink 1 cup every hour till symptoms subside.

CYSTITIS
Combine 1 part lovage root, 1 part parsley seed, 2 parts bearberry leaves. Bring 1½ tsp in 1 cup water quickly to a boil and take ½ cup twice a day.

FREQUENT URINATION
  1. Combine 2 parts corn silk and 1 part bearberry. Use 2 tsp to a cup of boiling hot water and steep 6 minutes. Drink 1 cup every hour till symptoms subside.
  2. Barley water.
  3. Cranberry juice.

INFECTION
  1. Regular drinking of cranberry juice can help prevent (also blueberry juice).
  2. Cranberry drink: Fill pot ½ full of cranberries; fill pot with distilled water; simmer slowly on low heat; water will recede to top level of cranberries; pour off cooking water; strain berries; throw away skins; place cranberry juice pulp in jar in fridge; use 1 to 2 tsps of pulp in a cup of warm water and drink.

STONES/GRAVEL
  1. Combine equal parts of birch leaves, witch grass, speedwell and chickory. Steep 1 tsp in ½ cup boiling hot water for 7 minutes and take 1 to 1½ cups daily in mouthful doses.
  2. Other helpful agents: Eating kidney beans (both bean or pod) or making a tea of the bean or pod; cucumber; bearberry, white birch, black birch, brier hip, buchu, chervil, dyers broom, everlasting, ground ivy, knotweed, meadowsweet, mouse ear, pimpernel, pipsissewa, plum (flowers, fruit, bark of root), Joe-Pye-weed, restharrow, seven barks root.

Herbs traditionally used for urinary tract infection:
Agrimony
Amer. elder
Arnica
Asarum
Asparagus
Barberry
Benet
Birch (both)
Black currant
Black elder
Blackthorn
Brier hip
Brooklime
Burnet saxifrage
Carline thistle
Carrot
Celery
Chervil
Chickweed
Chicory
Club moss
Cowslip
Cubeb
Dandelion
Dropwort
Dwarf elder
Elecampane
Eur. angelica
Eur. linden
Eur. vervain
Garden violet
Greater pimpernel
Guinea sorrel
Hepatica
Horsemint
Horseradish
Horseweed
Indian corn
Jimson weed
Juniper
Kidney bean
Larch
Leek
Licorice
Lovage
Low cudweed
Lungwort
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Marsh tea
Matico
Meadowsweet
Onion
Pansy
Parsley
Pasque flower
Peach tree
Pipsissewa
Purple goatsbeard
Queen of the meadow
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Radish
Red elder
Red eyebright
Restharrow
Water eryngo
White holly
White weed
Willow (all)
Witch grass
Yellow goatsbeard
Yellow toadflax
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©1998 by Ernestina Parziale, CH

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