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Natural remedies for BPH

Natural remedies for BPH that are useful
 
By Veena Deo
 
 
The discussion in this article is about natural remedies for BPH that can be followed very easily by all men..
 
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is also called BPH. The prostate is a male sex gland. Prostate gland is a firm, partly muscular, partly glandular body that is situated about the base of the mammalian male urethra and secretes an alkaline viscid fluid which is a major constituent of the ejaculatory fluid. BPH or Prostate enlargement is the benign growth of the prostate gland.  BPH is a condition in which an overgrowth of prostate tissue pushes against the prostatic urethra and the bladder, blocking the release of urine. I will discuss about natural remedies that can be followed easily by all men to help themsleves with BPH related conditions.
 
 
Natural remedies for BPH  that are helpful-
 
Zinc is advisable in BPH disorders.
 
People should eat foods which are rich in Vit E like green leafy vegetables.
 
Drink carrot juice.
 
Eat tomatoes daily. Lycopene is a bioflavonoid extracted from tomatoes. It reduces dribbling.
 
Drink plenty of water daily.
 
Take juice of Purple grapes and Pomegranate.
 
Spinach juice is beneficial for BPH.
 
Flaxseed oil is often recommended for maintaining prostate health.
 
Take juice of Amla or Indian gooseberry.
 
Pumpkin seeds are advisable. These seeds are a rich source of zinc. Researchers show that pumpkin seed oil contains a compound, which helps to slow down the growth of prostate. The oil contains carotenoids.
 
Soya products are also advisable. Soya based foods help to prevent the growth of capillaries forming around the prostate.
 
Avoid Caffeine, sodas, fried foods containing hydrogenated oils, alcohol, spicy and acidic foods.
 
Zinc is the key nutrient for hormonal metabolism, testosterone production and sperm formation. Zinc has been shown not only to reduce the size of the prostate but also to inhibit the potent Androgen, DHT – that causes overproduction of Prostate cells. Ref- Robyn Landis, Herbal Defence, 1997, 235, 238, 240.
 
Zen mays or Corn silk soothes and relaxes the lining of the urinary tubules and bladder, relieving irritation, improving urine flow and its elimination from bladder. It is also helpful in giving relief from frequent urination and difficulty in passing urine symptomatic of  BPH conditions.
 
Saw Palmetto or Serenoa repens extract, not only blocks the formation of DHT more effectively, but also inhibits the binding of DHT at cellular binding sites, reducing the tissue uptake of both testosterone, as DHT causes cells to over multiply. It may prevent the synthesis of certain prostaglandins and leukotriens hormonal messengers that prompt inflammatory responses. Ref: Herbal Defence, Murray Michael, Saw palmetto Nature’s answer to an enlarged prostate, Health counselor, Vol 6, no 4.
 
For relief of BPH conditions, the herbal compounds formulated containing tonic herbs (also useful for male reproductive system, as a diuretic and also as an antiseptic for the urinary tract) like Tribulus terrestris or Puncture vine is useful. It is useful in painful Micturition and Crystalluria. Tribulus is also available as a supplement.
 
I hope the above natural remedies for BPH including the use of certain herbal supplements will help all men that are trying to address this situation. In many cases one should consult a healthcare adviser.

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Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only. For questions or to consult Dr. Veena Deo, please send an email to veenadeo@herbsbenefits.com.

 

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