Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor.
This is not medical advice this is for educational purposes. If you are ill it would be wise to seek the aid of a qualified and experienced naturopath.
E coli embeds itself into tissue. Antibiotic will not get it out and neither will herbs unless a person takes forskolin it forces E coli and other embedded infections out of the tissues.
The number one cause of Eschericha coli infection is stress, it causes high adrenal hormones which changes the PH of the bladder and reduces white blood cell count. So taking adaptogens and nervine type herbs may help. Ashwangha, Rhodiola, Gensing especially Panax gensing, and holy basil are very effective adaptogens. Some effective nervines which are calming herbs are California poppy, gingko, bacopa, are very effective. Kava Kava and Passion flower are some of the most potent but if taken in high dose or for months at a time they can start damaging the liver and can irritate the stomach. Excess iron consumption can also cause an E coli infection.
To increase white blood cell count most of the oil soluble vitamins are needed and Omega three oils. Vitamin C helps to increase white blood cell count. Zinc is vital for the production of white blood cells. Folate found in leafy greens and selenium found in brazil nuts increases white blood cell count. Garlic helps to increase white blood cell count and so do cruciferous vegetables. Echinacea is effective at increasing white blood cell count. Elderberry has also been shown to increase white blood cell count.
E coli get established in the tissues so will reoccur if you do not use something to get them out of the tissue. The only thing found that will accomplish that is forskolin. If you do not get E coli out of the tissue reinfection will keep occurring. You can buy forskolin as a supplement. Some herbs that contain it are Coleas barbatus (plectranthus barbatus), Tribulus, and Coleas forskohil contain forskolin.
Once you address the above mentioned you need to take herbs that will fight the E coli infection. It has been found to be more effective if you combine a variety of herbs in order to rid yourself of E coli infection. Bismuth helps to fight E coli but if taken for too long it can start to inhibit the cells ability to product ATP. These are things that have been found to be effective at reducing E coli infection, Cinnamon, Pomegranate, Tribulus, Boerhaavia diffusa, black cummin seed or oil, rosemary, curcumin, barberry, coptis, juniper, and couch grass. Apple cider vinegar has been found to be very effective against E coli. It should never be taken straight, a tablespoon of ACV in a cup of water is the most that a person should use. Penicillin antibiotics are effective against E coli but if a person has not taken forskolin to get it out of the tissue you will not completely eradicate it.
Once you address the infection it also needs flushed out of the urinary tract asparagus, golden rod, birch bark, and marshmallow root are very effective diuretics. It is very important to have a good source of water that is clean and is not high in iron, sulfur, chemicals , chlorine or fluoride.
If experiencing bladder pain corn silk, horsetail herb and uva ursi have been found to sooth the bladder.
These probiotics can help prevent future infections. Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus planatarum, Lactobacillus crispatus, Lactococcus petauri , Enterococcus lactis, Enterococcus faecalis, Leuconostoc mesenterordes usually found in butter milk. Also increasing consumption of things that contain phenylalanine helps to prevent E coli infection.
Consuming hydrogen reduces E coli.