Uva-ursi, also known as bearberryor kinnikinnick, is a native North American evergreen herb related to cranberry. In my experience, it’s the most useful antimicrobial and astringent remedy for UTIs. Of any herb, it’s the most likely to effectively throw off the bacteria causing an infection.
Marshmallow’s demulcent roots and leaves have been used for medicine since ancient times. This perennial wildflower and garden herb is well-loved by herbalists for its soothing, demulcent properties, especially for addressing issues with the urinary, digestive, and respiratory tracts.
Goldenrod has a wonderful affinity for the urinary tract and is beneficial as a diuretic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory herb to soothe urinary tract infections. The diuretic property of goldenrod is also helpful in addressing edema, gout, and kidney stones.
Adequate water intake is essential in supporting the normal structures and functionsof the urinary tract and for basic daily hydration of our cells and tissues. On average, I recommend a person consume a minimum of half their body weight in ounces of water daily. That means if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be consuming at least 75 ounces of water each day.
If an imbalance develops in the urinary tract, it is important to increase water intake to 3 or more quarts of water a day for 3-5 days. This will flush the urinary tract continually, aiding in removing bacteria.