Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc

The secrets of Natural Remedies for Enlarged Prostate

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In the past few years, the natural remedies for enlarged prostate have become more popular; actually, they are available now in myriad shops or via the internet. You can easily combine these herbal treatments to your prescribed drugs.

It is mandatory to ask your doctor for medical advice before you start using these natural supplements. Also, consultation of a qualified medical herbalist can be very useful.

Natural Remedies for Enlarged Prostate - Saw Palmetto

In Europe, using saw palmetto (serenoa repens, sabal serrulata) for the treatment of the non-complicated symptoms associated with enlargement of the prostate is very popular. It grows naturally in southeastern of United States, it is seen most commonly alongside to the Atlantic and Gulf Coastline.

Many theories have been proposed to explain the mode of action of saw palmetto; it appears that saw palmetto has an inhibitory influence to 5 alpha reductase enzyme.

It prevents the transformation of testosterone to the more potent form dihydro testosterone.

Besides, a hormonal/estrogenic influence has been documented. Also, saw palmetto has a direct inhibitory action to the receptors of androgens (male sex hormones) as well as anti-inflammatory characteristics. There is a strong scientific evidence for using saw palmetto extracts as natural remedy for enlarged prostate.

Many human clinical studies have proved saw palmetto to treat symptoms of BPH, including nocturia, urinary flow, as well as enhancing the general quality of daily life, though it might not significantly decrease the size of the enlarged prostate.

The therapeutic efficacy of saw palmetto is very similar to Proscar® (finasteride), but with less side effects. In fact, nearly all available researches have approved Permixon® as a medical product of the standardized saw palmetto oil extract.

Adjusting the dosage of saw palmetto is necessary. You must read carefully the product pamphlet, and it will be very helpful if you consulted a qualified healthcare provider before you start any herbal treatment.

Dosage - Mostly, a dose of 320 mg per day taken as one dose or divided into 2 doses has been reported in myriad studies. Of course, this dose is for adults (18 years old and more).

Natural Remedies for Enlarged Prostate - Pygeum

Pygeum africanum (Prunus africanum, Pygeum africanum) is amongst natural remedies for enlarged prostate. Pygeum africanum is a tall evergreen tree grows in the middle and south of African continent.

Pygeum africanum bark extract has been clinically proved to enhance moderately the urinary symptoms caused by BPH, it can improve urinary hesitancy, nighttime urination, and urinary frequency, plus it significantly treats painful urination.

But, pygeum does not have much influence on reducing the size of enlarged prostate. The recommended dose is 75 - 200 mg capsules daily, taken orally as one dose or divided into 2 equal doses.

Natural Remedies for Enlarged Prostate - Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds for prostate

German doctors use pumpkin seeds to successfully treat problems of urination which are associated with non-malignant prostate enlargement.

It is proved that these seeds have some potent diuretic properties plus containing a lot of zinc, which is very essential in cell growth, cellular differentiation, and preserving the integrity of immune system.

It is also suggested that pumpkin seeds have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. The recommended dose of pumpkin seed oil needed for the treatment of enlarged prostate is 160 mg three times per day.

The most delicious way to enjoy pumpkin seeds is to eat them without salt. You might enjoy it as tea. You can simply crush the amount of handful of pumpkin seeds, put them in a jar, and add some boiled water on them. Leave to cool to room temperature, and then drink it.

Soy among natural remedies for enlarged prostate

Soy is one of the most important natural remedies for enlarged prostate. You might know that soy is a subtropical native plant, mainly grows in southeastern area of Asia.

Though soy was used as a medical herb in Asian countries from five thousand years, it was introduced in Europe in the 1700 s and in U.S.A. in 1800 s.

Soy is thought to be a very effective way to inhibit the start of all prostate troubles, in fact, all soy-based foods are rich in phytoestrogens (isoflavones), which are believed to have an estrogen-like activity in your body, thus limiting the production of testosterone (this is a male sex hormone that is thought to cause enlarged prostate in elderly).

Foods which are common sources of soy are: roasted and green soybean, soy flour, tofu and tofu yogurt, soy hot dogs, soy butter, soy ice cream, soy milk, soy yogurt, soy cheese, isolated soy protein (e.g. Supro®), and soy noodles.

The recommended dose for BPH is 40-120 mg taken orally for one year.

Natural Remedies for Enlarged prostate - Stinging nettle

Stinging nettle prostate

Stinging nettle is also known as urtica dioica (which is native in Europe, Asia and North America).

From a decade, stinging nettle is used in Europe. The clinical researches have proved that stinging nettle root can markedly inhibit the symptoms of prostate enlarged prostate.

Nettle mode of action is to prevent binding of testosterone-related proteins with their receptors attacked to membranes of prostatic cells.

You can use stinging nettle in many forms; it is available as dried leaf, tea, or root tincture (which is a solution of the herb soaked in alcohol). You can also buy stinging nettle extract in the form of capsules.

The recommended dosage for BPH is 120 mg of concentrated root extract in capsules taken twice daily.

Natural Remedies for Enlarged Prostate - Hydrangea

hydrangea and prostate

Amongst natural remedies for enlarged prostate, hydrangea (also known as seven barks, common hydrangea, wild hydrangea, and mountain hydrangea) is famous with its long history of preserving the health of prostatic tissue.

Hydrangea (ornamental plant) is native to Northern and Southern America, as well as east and south Asia. It was used in traditional Chinese medicine and by the Cherokee tribe of North America for the treatment of urinary disorders.

Hydrangea is clinically proved to have an anti-fungal effect; it mainly acts by fighting infection and helps in overall treatment of enlarged and inflamed prostate.

Hydrangea is also a diuretic that enhances the urinary flow, furthermore, hydrangea successfully treat some annoying urination problems, like frequent urination plus painful urination.

Usually, hydrangea extract is found in the form of capsules. By any mean, don’t take more than 2 grams of hydrangea daily and for a long period of time as well. It is very important to consult a licensed herbalist who will determine the appropriate dose for you depending on your age, your weight, and your general medical condition as well.

Zinc for enlarged prostate

Zinc for  prostate

Zinc is considered to be one of the most effective natural remedies for enlarged prostate. Actually, it is a trace element that is believed to play an essential role in cell growth, cellular differentiation, controlling the normal cell apoptosis (death), and building the immune system as well.

Scientists suggest that Zinc is helpful for both: enlarged prostates and inflamed prostates, they correlate zinc-deficiency with prostate enlargement.

Zinc is available in myriad food sources, including: oysters (best source of zinc), red meat, poultry, seafood, fortified breakfast cereals, beans, nuts, whole grains, and dairy products.

Also, a daily zinc supplementation can be taken. The average daily dose recommended for the treatment of enlarged prostate is 50-100 mg. Usually, zinc is added to most multivitamin and mineral dietary supplements.

Tomatoes as natural remedies for enlarged prostate

Tomatoes as natural remedies for enlarged prostate

Can you believe that tomatoes are the cheapest and most powerful natural treatment for enlarged prostate?

Really, it seems that adding tomatoes to your daily menu is an excellent idea if you are interested in keeping your prostate healthy.

According to a prolonged Harvard study performed over forty seven thousand man in 2003; men who ate ten servings weekly of tomatoes had reduced their high risk of developing prostate cancer by fifty percent.

Scientists believe that these results are due to tomatoes rich content of lycopene (this is the pigment which is responsible for tomatoes bright red color). Lycopene is the most potent form of carotene; actually, lycopene has ten times more antioxidant activity than β-carotene. Lycopene is the most powerful known antioxidant.

Antioxidants are substances found in your diet which have the ability to inhibit or slow down the oxidative process (damage from oxygen) caused by harmful substances called free radicals that will result in cellular malfunction.

Also, antioxidants can improve the body immunity system, and reduce the chances for infections and cancers as well.

Foods containing carotenes, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and selenium are powerful sources of antioxidants. In fact, if you follow an eating plan rich in fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains and nuts can effectively supply your body with its needs of the antioxidants.

Natural remedies for enlarged prostate - Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant (fat soluble) that has the ability to eliminate free oxygen radicles produced from oxidation of fats, thus limiting or delaying chronic diseases, like BPH. Additionally, vitamin E plays a significant role in enhancing the immune system.

The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Vitamin E is 15 mg (22.4 IU) per day. Nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, green leafy vegetables and fortified cereals are excellent nutrient sources of vitamin E.

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