Some commonly known herbs, such as horsetail, capsaicin and saw palmetto, can be used for relief from overactive bladder, according to WebMD. Others include gosha-jinki-gan, cleavers, buchu, cornsilk, Ganoderma lucidum and resiniferatoxin.
Herbal remedies are becoming popular alternatives to prescriptions for bladder control to avoid the side effects that come with prescriptions, the National Institute of Health explains. There is no guarantee of not having side effects with herbal supplements. WebMD notes that It can be important to speak with a doctor or other medical professional about potential side effects or drug interactions with prescribed medications already being taken. WebMD cautions that herbal supplements are not created equal or monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.