There are a number of BPH treatment options (benign prostatic hyperplasia or enlarged prostate) available like drugs (alpha blockers and enzyme inhibitors), heat, microwaves, green light laser treatment or surgery.
Any of these options can be suplemented with herbs for prostate.
Just remember that they have only an adjuvant role to the therapy prescribed by your doctor.
If you experience these signs of problem with prostate, you should visit a doctor. In fact, doctors say that prostate adenoma (BPH - noncancerous prostate enlargement), detected in early stages, can be treated provided that men past 45 years visit an urologist every six months.
Complementary to drug treatment you can also appeal to phytotherapy (herbal remedies) to alleviate symptoms.
What causes enlarged prostate?
There are multiple causes of enlarged prostate. The most common one is improperly treated urinary tract infections. Other causes are diet (daily consumption of animal fats, red meat and dairy products), obesity, diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol and tobacco, blood testosterone etc..
To alleviate the symptoms in prostate diseases you can use herbs for prostate with antiseptic effect which are good for prostate infection, or with anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, used in enlarged prostate treatment.
In these cases are recommended infusions with Small Flowered Willow Herb, Spiny Cocklebur, Corn silk, Lingonberry and Horse tail leaves, Comfrey, Dead Nettle, Marigold, Pansy and Shepherd's Purse, approximately 1 liter per day.
BPH Treatment with Herbal Remedies
Spiny Cocklebur reduce nocturnal urination
Phytotherapists say surgery may be delayed by drinking Spiny Cocklebur (Xanthium spinosum) decoction in the early stages of prostate adenoma. It was noted that after a 5 weeks treatment, nocturnal urination was halved, the pain decreased and the prostate began to return to the normal size. In general, depending on the disease stage, the Spiny Cocklebur decoction treatment takes between 6 and 18 months.
Preparation: Put 1 g Spiny Cocklebur in 1 cup water and boil for 10 minutes. In the first 6 months, drink 2 cups of tea per day, 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner. After this period, you can drink only 1 cup per day. You should avoid alcohol, milk and pickles during the treatment.
Small Flowered Willow Herb (Epilobium hirsutum) is another plant recommended in BPH treatment by most herbalists. It relieves the burning and pain sensations helping to a nearly normal urinating.
Pour 2 cups boiling water over 3 teaspoons of shredded Willow Herb and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain and drink 3-4 cups of tea daily.
Research has shown the effectiveness of Saw Palmetto which contains phytosterols. These anti-inflammatory substances have a hormonal stabilizing role and slow the progression of prostate adenoma.
White Deadnettle (Lamium album) relieves urinary burning sensation.
Generally, frequent urination is accompanied by burning and pain which increase the discomfort. Burning can be relieved if you drink an infusion of White Deadnettle, Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and Black Currant (Ribes nigrum) leaves.Put 2 tablespoons of this mixture in 1 cup of boiling water and let steep for 10 minutes. Drink 2 cups of tea per day.
BPH treatment with Corn silk has proven effective since old times, when our grandparents used corn silk and cherry stems as best diuretics. Today, corn silk properties have been proven scientifically. Its diuretic properties are due to the high content of potassium and calcium salts. Also, it contains vitamins C, E, K and B6.
Make an infusion from 1 teaspoon of corn silk in 1 cup boiling water. Let it steep for half, then strain. Drink 3-4 unsweetened cups per day
This treatment has special effects in treating prostate adenoma. After maximum 10 days of treatment with corn silk tea, take 5 days break.
Contraindications: Before you use this tea you should ask for your physician's advice to avoid any complications. Corn silk is known to have no side effects and is considered safe, using it in an appropriate manner.
Pumpkin seeds tea has a decongestant role making it an effective natural remedy for men with enlarged prostate or those who are predisposed to such disease.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in vitamins (A, E, D and K), in polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals (iron, zinc and magnesium) and carotene. They also contain anticancer substances, including: fiber, pectin, vitamin E and sitosterol.
You may use them alone or in an infusion. Prepare a tea from 8 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds and 4 cups water. Simmer the mix for 30 minutes, then let it cool. You can drink 2-3 cups of tea per week, depending on disease stage.
In prostate treatment, as in other diseases, it is recommended a healthy diet with more vegetables and fruits. You should also give up salty or spicy foods.
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