Fight Urinary Incontinence With These Natural Plant Remedies

To effectively combat urinary incontinence, you can combine the consumption of these plants with some techniques for strengthening the pelvic muscles.
Fight Urinary Incontinence With These Natural Plant Remedies
Maricela Jiménez López

Written and verified by the doctor Maricela Jiménez López.

Last update: 24 August, 2022

If you suffer from the inability to control your bladder, thus experiencing urinary incontinence, you might need some type of remedy for this problem.

There are many people who, for various reasons, suffer from urinary incontinence. This condition is usually treated using allopathic medicine and even surgery in some cases. However, it can also be improved with natural medicine. In this article, we’ll tell you about five natural remedies to help relieve urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a condition that occurs when a person is unable to control the leakage of urine from their urethra, the tube through which urine leaves the body. This may only happen occasionally or all the time.

There are several types of urinary incontinence:

Stress incontinence

Have you ever suffered a leakage of urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising? If so, you could be experiencing stress urinary incontinence. It occurs when the pelvic muscles have weakened. 

This type of incontinence is more common in women who suffer from pelvic prolapse or who’ve had more than one vaginal delivery.

Urge incontinence

You feel a sudden and urgent need to urinate, but you don’t have enough time to get to the bathroom because your bladder contracts at inappropriate times and urine leaks out.

This can happen because of problems with the nerves of the urinary system, the pelvic muscles, and your ability to respond to the need to urinate.

Overflow incontinence

You feel as if your bladder isn’t completely empty after urination. This causes a constant trickle of urine after urination.

You feel like your bladder is full, even though it only contains a small amount of urine.

Mixed incontinence

This is a mixture of stress incontinence and urge incontinence. If you suffer from mixed incontinence, you can experience urine leakage linked to urgency as well as exertion.

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Five plant remedies to fight urinary incontinence

Given the growing demand for alternative methods of prevention and treatment for certain diseases and medical conditions, home remedies are becoming increasingly more popular.

Try these natural ingredients to fight urinary incontinence:

1. Plantain

This is a low-cost recipe that’s really useful, especially to fight urinary incontinence in children. You can give small children one cup of this remedy, or two if they’re older.


  • 1/2 cup of fresh plantain leaves (55 g).
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml).
  • Honey or another sweetener (to taste).


  • Heat the water over low heat and add the plantain leaves. Bring to a boil.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, take off the heat, and let it cool.
  • Strain and sweeten with the honey.

2. Horsetail

Horsetail is a plant whose leaves have medicinal properties. It’s often used in natural medicine, since its purifying and astringent properties alleviate the discomfort of urinary tract infections, among other disorders.


  • 1/2 cup horsetail (55 g).
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml).
  • Honey or sweetener.


  • Infuse the plant in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Strain and allow to cool.
  • Sweeten to taste and serve.

3. Herbal mix

You can take advantage of the properties of various plants in one single infusion to help this condition. They’re easy to find and reasonably priced. We recommend a cup in the morning on an empty stomach.


  • 2 tablespoons of parkleaves (30 g).
  • 2 tablespoons of yarrow (30 g).
  • 1 tablespoon of goosegrass (15 g).
  • 1 tablespoon of woodruff (15 g).
  • 2 tablespoons of horsetail (30 g).
  • 4 cups of water (1 liter).
  • Honey or stevia.


  • Mix all of the herbs in a bowl, add boiling water and allow to infuse for 10 minutes
  • Strain and sweeten with stevia or honey

4. Fennel

This plant promotes the elimination of toxins through the urine. It also fights general discomfort and spasmodic pain. In addition, it can be made into a tea to treat urinary incontinence.


  • 1 glass of hot milk (200 ml).
  • 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds (15 g).
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar syrup (10 ml).

Note: to make the sugar syrup, dilute 4 tablespoons of sugar in 1 glass of water.


  • Mix the fennel seeds and sugar syrup in warm milk.
  • Drink once or twice a day to cure incontinence.

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5. Cinnamon

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The astringent properties of cinnamon are really helpful in treating nighttime incontinence. Try adopting the habit of chewing a piece of cinnamon before bed to help prevent urinary incontinence. You can also make cinnamon tea.


  • 3 small cinnamon sticks.
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml).
  • Honey or stevia.


  • Add the cinnamon sticks to the water and heat gently until it boils.
  • Strain and let it cool.
  • Sweeten to taste.

If you have symptoms of urinary incontinence, before self-medicating, it’s important to talk to your doctor. After all, your treatment will depend on the type of incontinence you’re suffering from.

Nevertheless, natural solutions can be really helpful and will help you fight this condition. In fact, along with your doctor’s advice, they’ll contribute to the healing process.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.