Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for prostate enlargement, which affects many middle-aged and elderly men. Symptoms include increased frequency of urination, weak urine stream, and inability to urinate when the prostate gland, which sits just below the bladder, begins to enlarge in size. Herbal therapies, such as those used to reduce the size of a swollen prostate without surgery or medicine, have been increasingly popular in recent years. Some of the most potent medicines used to treat BPH in Nigerian folk medicine are discussed below.
Saw palmetto is one of the most popular herbs for reducing the size of the prostate, as reported by webmd. The Seminole People of the southeastern United States have relied on this plant for centuries to treat a wide range of medical issues, including prostate issues. Phytosterols, which are found in saw palmetto, have been shown to reduce inflammation and slow the expansion of prostate cells. As an added bonus, it may prevent the production of hormones that contribute to an enlarged prostate.
Pygeum is another potent plant used to reduce the size of the prostate.
According to healthline The traditional healers of Africa have utilized this herb for BPH and other conditions for years. Research has demonstrated that the pentacyclic terpenoids found in pygeum can slow the development of prostate cancer cells and lessen inflammation. In addition, it may prevent the production of hormones that contribute to an enlarged prostate.
Stinging Nettle is a third herb that has been shown to be effective in treating BPH. This plant, found naturally in Europe and Asia, has been used for millennia to treat a wide range of conditions, including prostate issues. The lignan chemicals found in stinging nettle have been demonstrated to reduce inflammation and slow the development of prostate cells. In addition, it may prevent the production of hormones that contribute to an enlarged prostate.
African wild yam, pumpkin seed, and sarsaparilla are some of the other Nigerian plants utilized for treating BPH. Diosgenin is a chemical found in African Wild Yam that has been demonstrated to reduce inflammation and slow the proliferation of prostate cells. Research has showed that the cucurbitacins found in pumpkin seed can slow the development of prostate cells and lessen inflammation. Sarsaponins, which are found in sarsaparilla, have been demonstrated to suppress prostate inflammation and slow the proliferation of prostate cells.
Although traditional use of these herbs has been linked to a return to normal prostate size, further research is required to validate their efficacy. If you have any preexisting problems or are currently taking any drugs, it is essential that you discuss your treatment options with a doctor before starting anything new.
In conclusion, enlarged prostate is a common problem for older men. Herbal therapies, such as those used to reduce the size of a swollen prostate without surgery or medicine, have been increasingly popular in recent years. Traditional herbal remedies for BPH include saw palmetto, pygeum, stinging nettle, African wild yam, pumpkin seed, and sarsaparilla. More evidence is needed to prove their efficacy, and it's always best to talk to a doctor before starting a new treatment on your own.
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