Bladder Herbal Tea from Vana Tisanes
Bladder Herbal Tea is a light, grassy, and slightly sweet blend. The main grassy flavor comes from the Horsetail and Parsley Leaf. Cleavers, Dandelion Leaf, and Saw Palmetto Berry will give the tea a slightly earthy taste, while the Cornsilk and Marshmallow Root will add a slightly sweet and herbal taste. The Juniper Berry will give the tea a slightly spicy and fruity taste.
Cleavers: Cleavers is a diuretic herb that is used to relieve edema and promote urine formation during bladder infections. It is useful in protecting the lining of the bladder against irritation which can lead to an overactive bladder.
Cornsilk: Cornsilk is a diuretic and reduces inflammation in the urinary system. Cornsilk increases urination which helps to prevent a build up of bacteria in the urethra. By soothing and relaxing the lining of the bladder, Cornsilk helps reduce irritation and promotes urination.
Dandelion Leaf: Dandelion Leaf helps to prevent UTIs by reducing swelling, increasing urine production, and preventing crystals from forming in the urine. It is full of antioxidants, in a powerful anti-inflammatory herb, and nutrient dense with high levels of vitamins A, B, C, E, K, folate, iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Dandelion Root: Dandelion Root has diuretic qualities which boosts weight loss by helping the body to rid itself of excess fluid. Dandelion has anti-inflammatory properties which helps to prevent UTIs by reducing swelling, increasing urine production, and preventing crystals from forming in the urine.
Horsetail: Horsetail helps to reduce edema or fluid retention, kidney and bladder stones, UTIs, the inability to control urination, and nocturia or the urge to urinate during the night. As a diuretic, Horsetail increases urination production due to the herb’s high antioxidant and mineral salt concentration.
Juniper Berry: Juniper Berry is rich in volatile oils, especially terpinen-4-ol, which has been shown to increase the rate of kidney filtration, which subsequently increases the flow of urine while helping flush out any bacterial from the kidneys and bladder. It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which is beneficial in alleviating symptoms of UTIs.
Marshmallow Root: Marshmallow Root is a diuretic which is helpful in flushing out excess fluid from the body, cleansing the kidneys and bladder. It helps to soothe irritation and inflammation in the urinary tract.
Parsley Leaf: Parsley Leaf is a natural diuretic which helps to cleanse infectious organisms from the bladder to help speed up recovery from UTIs and prevention of kidney stones. By helping to increase urination, decrease calcium excretion, and raise the acidity of urine, Parsley also aids in the treatment of kidney stones.
Saw Palmetto Berry: Saw Palmetto Berry helps to improve urinary tract function associated with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), which is a condition that causes enlargement of the prostate gland causing decreased urine flow.