Urinary Tract Pain Relief Tea

Updated: May 17, 2022

??Urinary Tract Pain Relief Tea ??= Corn Silk, dried + White Willow Bark, dried
When traveling, I pack a few essential dried herbs. Hot water is mostly accessible and an infusion can be made anywhere. It ensures proper hydration on your travels as well. I always pack dried white willow bark which is a natural pain reliever and I pack other herbs that target every system of the body. I mix and match herbs depending on the ailment. Today I wasn’t treating any ailments, I was preventing an infection from coming on and this combination worked beautifully. I could have added other herbs to boost the effectiveness of this tea but since I had a limited supply of herbs I decocted white willow bark (boiled for 10-15 mins) and added dried corn silk at the end and let steep for 10 minutes. if You only have access to hot water make this as an infusion and let steep for a little longer.
Corn silk (Zea mays) is traditionally used for cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis, urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney stones, inflammation of the urinary system, and as a diuretic. Research suggests it may also anti-inflammatory properties (inhibition of tumor necrosis factor).
White willow bark (Salix alba) has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, an ethanolic extract of willow bark seems to inhibit COX-2 mediated prostaglandin release, but it doesn’t seem to directly affect COX-1 or COX-2 activity. Constituents of willow bark other than salicin may have lipoxygenase-inhibiting and antioxidant effects that could contribute to its analgesic effect.They also might prevent prostaglandin and cytokine release. As always, consult your physician to check for drug interactions.