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Post Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:39 am

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Location: Rexburg, Idaho
Can anyone give me some other herbs besides cranberry that helps lower pH?

Post Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:08 pm
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Research Alkaline diet.

Post Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:55 pm
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IdahoHerbalist wrote:
Research Alkaline diet.


She's looking for the opposite. Alkaline is high, acid is low. Acidic urine impedes the ability of E. coli and other bacteria from adhering to the bladder wall and causing bladder infections.

If you're dealing with a bladder infection, i'd use Uva ursi and marshmallow.

Here's the easy button: Bladder INFXN

Post Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:56 am

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Location: Rexburg, Idaho
I didn't know marshmallow lowered pH. I was trying to find one that grows around here naturally, that I might have. And boy does mallow grow in my yard. So I'm very grateful to know this. I haven't planted any uva ursi yet, maybe this year.
Thank you so much.

Post Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:25 pm
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annett wrote:
I didn't know marshmallow lowered pH. I was trying to find one that grows around here naturally, that I might have. And boy does mallow grow in my yard. So I'm very grateful to know this. I haven't planted any uva ursi yet, maybe this year.
Thank you so much.


Marshmallow doesn't lower the pH. It just makes everything feel better and helps the bladder heal. Uva Ursi may lower the pH...I'm not sure. It is an astringent.

Post Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:13 pm

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Hibiscus flowers are very acidic, the tea is yummy too!

Post Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:05 pm
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Just remember that MANY disease states LOVE an acidic system.


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