Herbs that are strictly diuretic, like parsley, increase the production and secretion of urine. However, diuretics in a larger sense are herbs or agents that benefit the urinary system in one way or another. They are emollients (relieve irritation like marshmallow) or antiseptic (fight infections like uva ursi). Always work gently but never underestimate urinary tract infections because they can escalate quickly and cause grave damage if not treated correctly. We will accompany this treatment with supporting herbs to calm irritation and inflammation.