Oriental Botanicals Cystitum contains cranberry to help reduce the frequency of medically diagnosed cystitis in women. Plus, alisma traditionally used to help relieve its symptoms in women, in a pattern called bladder damp-heat in Chinese medicine.
Features and benefits
Oriental Botanicals Cystitum contains:
- Cranberry to help reduce the occurrence of medically diagnosed cystitis in women
- Alisma, traditionally used in Chinese medicine to relieve symptoms of medically diagnosed cystitis by clearing damp heat in the bladder, helping to relieve burning sensation while urinating in the pattern of bladder damp-heat
- Couch grass to relieve inflammation, soothe irritated tissues and help flush out the urinary tract, based on its traditional use in in Western herbal medicine
- Chinese herbs phellodendron and pyrrosia and the Ayurvedic herb crateva
How it works
Cranberry helps reduce the frequency of medically diagnosed cystitis in women
It’s estimated that three in ten women will experience at least one bout of cystitis in their lifetimes. Recurrence of the infection is common, with around a quarter of women who experience a cystitis infection also experiencing a second cystitis episode within six months of the first.1
Oriental Botanicals Cystitum contains cranberry, which helps reduce the occurrence of medically diagnosed cystitis in women.
Couch grass: traditionally used to soothe irritated tissues and flush the urinary tract in Western herbal medicine
Couch grass (pronounced ‘cooch’) is traditionally used to ease symptoms of medically diagnosed cystitis in Western herbal medicine, where it’s regarded as having anti-inflammatory actions, soothing effects on irritated tissues, and as helping to flush out the urinary tract.
The couch grass used in Oriental Botanicals Cystitum is Elymus repens (previously known as Agropyron repens), which is a different species to the plant of the same common name that’s often used for growing lawns.
Alisma: traditional relief for medically diagnosed cystitis in Chinese medicine in bladder damp-heat pattern
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) an excess of damp heat in the bladder is believed to cause symptoms likeburning on urination.
In TCM, alisma and phellodendron are traditionally used to relieve symptoms of medically diagnosed cystitis in a situation called bladder damp heat pattern.
For example, based on its traditional use in TCM, alisma clears damp heat in patterns of bladder damp-heat to relieve the urinary burning of medically diagnosed cystitis; it also supports healthy excretion of urine
In Chinese medicine, alisma and pyrrosia are both also traditionally used to support the overall health and function of the urinary tract in the damp-heat bladder pattern.
- Adults: Take 2 tablets three times a day, or as professionally prescribed.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, worsen or change unexpectedly, talk to your health professional.
Each tablet contains herbal extracts dry concentrate:
|Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) fruit 83.3mg, min. fresh equiv.||4.17g|
|std. to proanthocyanidins||6mg|
|Couch grass (Elymus repens) rhizome 200mg, dry equiv.||2g|
|Alisma (Alisma orientale) root 100mg, dry equiv.||1g|
|Pyrrosia (Pyrrosia sheareri) whole plant 100mg, dry equiv.||1g|
|Phellodendron (Phellodendron amurense) stem bark 50mg, dry equiv.||500mg|
|Crateva (Crateva magna) stem bark 50mg, dry equiv.||500mg|
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
No added artificial flavours, sweeteners or preservatives, yeast, gluten, wheat, nuts, dairy or animal products.