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Alternative Treatments for Incontinence Pt 2

Posted Sep 25 2009 10:04pm

In the first part of our article about Alternative Treatments for Incontinence, we discussed combining natural medicine with some exercises in order to improve the effectiveness of incontinence treatments.

The first part focused on exercises and alternative medicines like acupuncture to improve and provide symptom relief for incontinence.

Today will look into some Herbs commonly used in incontinence treatments. Herbs that can be used to Improve Incontinence Symptoms, if Marijuana is the first herb that comes to your mind, we are sorry to inform that Marijuana is not used in any kind of incontinence treatment.

Herbs can used in a variety of ways, dried extracts (capsules, powders, teas), glycerites (glycerine extracts), or tinctures (alcohol extracts).

Horsetail: Plants from the Equisetaceae family, address the symptoms of urinary incontinence by helping to maintain the integrity of connective tissues.

Plantain: An astringent and demulcent, which will help tighten pelvic and bladders muscles. Plantains tend to be firmer and lower in sugar if compared to our every day bananas, although there is no formal botanical distinction between bananas and plantains.

Marshmallow Root: Is a urinary demulcent, best used alone in a cold infusion. Soak 1 heaping tbsp. of marshmallow root in 1 qt. of cold water overnight. Strain and drink during the day in addition to other teas.

It is important to highlight that the content of this article is aimed for informational purposes only and it is not intended to replace by any means your doctor’s recommendations.

We would love to hear your opinion now. Do you think combining herbs and exercising could improve Incontinence Symptoms?

Share your thoughts in our comments section and don’t miss the third part of our series of Alternative Treatments for Incontinence where we’ll cover some commonly used homeopathic remedies.

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