Herbs for Constant Urination Relief

Herbs for Constant Urination Relief

At a certain age you will hear more people talking about constantly having to urinate. Throughout the day and/or night, women report living with an overactive bladder and men, usually over fifty years of age, often struggle with an enlarged prostate, both of which can cause excessive trips to the bathroom.

For some people, these herbs for constant urination relief have shown beneficial results. Through studies and observational reports, specific herbal compounds work in unison with the body to reduce the urge to urinate and avoid medication. 

Explore some natural options to see if you can strengthen your system and live a life of less bathroom visits. Do take note to always check with your physician or naturopathic doctor to make sure herbal treatments are applicable to your health history.

Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs are powerful single applications or often combined formulas that can be highly beneficial when applied correctly. These Chinese herbs may take some searching to find but they could be worth it according to good study results. Look for a nearby Chinese community and seek out a traditional pharmacy or use a good online source.

Gosha-jinki-gan (GJG) is one Chinese herbal formula that consists of ten herbs that have shown benefits in reducing constant urination.

According to a study of CJG by researchers from the:

Department of Urology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College,

Department of Urology, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Department of Urology, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University, it was reported that there was an,

“…inhibition of activated spinal κ opioid receptors by GJG. The inhibition of bladder sensation leads to decreased urinary frequency in rats…Human data on the use of GJG [] reported on a prospective study of 44 women with OAB [overactive bladder]treated with 7.5 g/d of GJG [showed improvement while men had]…Significant improvements in International Prostate Symptom Scores (IPSS) and daytime frequency”

There is also the Chinese herbal remedy known as Hachi-mi-jio-gan (HE). This formula is made up of eight herbs with some also found in CJG. HE is believed to reduce bladder muscle contractions.

Shroom Fix

Although technically a fungi, which some may call a vegetable, mushrooms position well on an herbal remedy list. Mushrooms hold powerful compounds with some species, like the lingzhi mushroom, presenting good results in treating hypertension, hepatitis, and various cancers. Recent investigation of lingzhi also showed promise in treating bladder control.

This mushroom, studied as Ganoderma lucidum (GL), was researched in a small cohort which concluded,

“The extract of G. lucidum [6mg/d] was well tolerated and improved IPSS [International Prostate Symptom Scores] scores. These results encouraged a further, large-scale evaluation of phytotherapy [study of the use of extracts of natural origin as medicines or health-promoting agents] for a long duration using the extract of G. lucidum on men with LUTS [lower urinary tract symptoms].”

Toning Herbs

It sounds a bit far fetched but that stringy, almost furry inner layer of your fresh husked corn is called corn silk and it may be more impressive than you think. Add corn silk into this list of what are known as ‘toning herbs’ which are herbs believed to be able to tone the bladder walls. The International Continence Society cites toning herbs and how they may be a significant natural option that help relieve constant urinating. 

“Herbs can be especially effective for treating urinary incontinence. The group of plants called toning herbs can strengthen and restore the mucous membranes in the urinary tract and may prevent incontinence. The stems of horsetail, for example, can be taken in the form of juice, powder in capsules, or tincture. Other beneficial herbs include:

  • Buchu
  • Saw Palmetto 
  • Corn Silk
  • Plantain 
  • Nettles 

St. John’s wort is also often added to an herbal remedy for urinary incontinence. Herbs can also be effective for ailments related to or precipitating incontinence, such as recurrent urinary tract infection, constipation, and diarrhea.”

Conventional medications for constant urination can help, however, talk to your medical advisor to see if these herbs for constant urination relief are a good idea for you.