Bacteria in the feces can easily infect the bladder, especially in women. This is especially true when the intestinal microflora has been disturbed by the use of antibiotics, birth control pills, and other medications. An imbalance in the pH of the body makes one more susceptible to bladder infections. Bacterial invasion of the bladder can cause pain, itching, burning urination, and frequent urges to urinate.
Unsweetened cranberry juice can help prevent bladder infections. The Cranberry/Buchu combination will also aid in the prevention, but not the treatment, of bladder infections. To combat an active infection, use remedies such as goldenseal, Silver Shield, uva ursi, or Ultimate Echinacea.