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Cystitis and

Many women are familiar with this problem. It often starts with just a slight burning sensation when urinating. Over the next few hours, however, the discomfort unfortunately increases in intensity. Constant urge to urinate, cramp-like pain and a burning sensation when urinating. The urine feels hot. Sometimes the urine also develops a strong odour and is cloudy. Cystitis. And many can unfortunately say “yet again”....

The typical symptoms of a cystitis include:

  • frequent urge to urinate, but only small amounts of urine
  • burning pain, also feeling like cramps
  • urethral itching
  • cloudy urine or even mixed with blood

The trigger for the symptoms is very often a bacterial infection of the bladder, but viruses and fungi can also be the cause of cystitis. Since the urethra in women is very short, micro-organisms can enter the bladder relatively easily. This is also the reason why women suffer from cystitis much more often than men.

What promotes cystitis?

External, but also internal factors can promote the development of cystitis:

  • Hypothermia
  • Weak immune system
  • Changes in hormone balance, e.g. during puberty, pregnancy and menopause
  • mental stress (when something “gets to you”)
  • chronic diabetes, such as metabolic diseases (diabetes)
  • different drugs

And what if you caught cystitis?


It is important to keep warm and to drink plenty of fluids (at least 2 litres per day, if the outside temperature is high also up to 3 litres per day). Tea is good for this, since tea does not only flush the bladder, but it also warms from the inside. On the outside, you should wear warm clothing and keeping your feet warm is especially important.

Medicinal plants for cystitis

Many medicinal plants support the body during cystitis:

  • Field horsetail
  • Goldenrod
  • Nettle
  • Birch leaves
  • Parsley

What medicines can I use?


There are various medicinal plants that have been used for a long time in therapy, such as nettle, goldenrod and parsley complaints in the lower urinary tract. You can prepare tea from these herbs. Goldenod and parsley are also ingredients in SANUCYST® drops. However, this mixture also contains other ingredients that are helpful in the case of cystitis, such as bittersweet nightshade (dulcamara), aspen, cantharis (the Spanish fly) and Causticum Hahnemanni. The indications for SANUCYST® are derived from the homoeopathic profiles. These include: For supportive treatment of inflammation of the urinary organs.

The components joined in this mixture are traditionally used for urinary tract complaints.
For acute symptoms, take 5-10 drops every half to one hour (max. 12 times a day). When the symptoms subside, the intake of SANUCYST® is also reduced

If the symptoms are very strong and persistent or if you have fever, please consult a physician.

Excerpt from the homoeopathic profile


Cantharis (1)
Violent, acute inflammation Burning pain.  Painful, unbearable urge to urinate, but only a few drops or a thin stream of urine emerges. Pain before, during and after urination. Nephritis.

Causticum (1)
Burning in the urethra during urination. Itching of the urethral opening. Involuntary leakage of urine when coughing, sneezing and walking or urine retention. Frequent unsuccessful urination. Urine turbid and cloudy.

Dulcamara (1)
Burning in the urethra when emptying the bladder. Cystitis caused by a cold. Urine smells foul and is cloudy, causes sore skin. Constant urge to urinate.

Petroselium crispum (1)
Burning and tingling in the urethra. Sudden urge to urinate. Painful urination. Painful itching in the urethra.

Populus tremuloides (1)
Bladder complaints, especially in old people or after operations. Painful urge to urinate. Urine contains mucus and pus. Pain after urination.

Solidago virgaurea (1)
Difficult emptying of the bladder. Pain in the kidney area. Urine dark, foul-smelling. Urinary “gravel”. Protein, blood and mucus in the urine.

(1) Vermeulen, Frans. 2000. Concordance of Materia Medica. Haarlem, Holland: Embryss bv Publishers.

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