Natural Remedies

UTI & Methylene Blue

While not a natural remedy, methylene blue has interesting properties that might offer potential benefits in managing UTIs.

Methylene blue is a synthetic compound with a long history of medical use. It was among the first synthetic drugs, initially used as an antibiotic and an antipsychotic, and later for conditions like malaria, cyanide, and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Potential Benefits and Considerations:

  • Diverse Applications: Research is exploring methylene blue's potential for conditions like septic shock, anaphylaxis, viruses, fatigue, cognitive issues, and more.

  • Antioxidant Properties: Methylene blue may act as an antioxidant in low doses.

  • Dosage and Safety: USP pharmaceutical-grade one percent solution is recommended for controlled dosage.

  • Crucial Warning: Methylene blue can have serious interactions with SSRIs and other medications. Always consult your doctor before considering its use.

Important Note: While methylene blue has potential applications, research is ongoing. It's NOT a substitute for standard medical care; professional advice is essential.

Last updated: May 24, 2024 14:27 PM