Herbal meidcine to treat cystitis

Author: Dr. Lee
Time: 2011/6/4 17:11:18

Around 80% of infections of the urinary tractare caused by the Escherichia coli bacteria, gram-negative rod-like bacteria. Although these bacteria form part of normal intestinal flora, virulent types can penetrate the bladder via the urethra and lead to urinary tract infections. These infections occur more often in women than in men and account for a large number of hospital-acquired infections, especially in the case of catheterized patients. Treatment consists of using existing antibiotics. However, the current generation of antibiotics is losing its power to fight these bacteria. Especially problematic are recurrent infections. Herbal medicine is an urgent need.

One in three women will be faced at least once in her life with cystitis, for some the start of a constantly recurring infection. Cystitis is caused by Escherichia coli bacteria which fasten on to the wall of the bladder by means of thread-like structures (pili).

Bacteria can adhere to a surface due to their hair-like structures, known as pili or fimbriae. In the case of uropathogenic E. coli, type 1 pili occur which consist of four different sub-entities. The biosynthesis (formation) of these pili takes place through a conserved mechanism (the chaperone/usher biosynthesis route). As type 1 pili are responsible for the uropathogenic E. coli adhering to the host cells, these are promising targets for new antibacterials.

To cure cystitis, herbal medicine is the only best choice before new antibacterials found. Pangolin and other medical materials are absorbed in the prescription of "Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill", which have the effect of activating blood circulation by removing blood stasis, softening hardness to dissipate stagnation, promoting circulation of Qi to relieve pain, so this medicine is capable of relieving pain from patients and eliminating lesions. So "Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill" along with other traditional Chinese medicines has a unique efficacy to cure cystitis.