Natural support for a healthy prostate and BPH. Contains the top herbs scientifically evaluated to shrink a swollen prostate and ease symptoms like frequent trips to the bathroom during the night, difficulty urinating and incomplete emptying of the bladder.
Dosage: 20-30 drops up to 4 times daily in water, juice or under the tongue. Best results seen after 4-5 weeks of continuous use.
Contains: Saw Palmetto, Nettle, Pygeum Bark, Willow flower, Turmeric, Burdock root and Ginger in alcohol.
Do Not Use if: Taking blood thinners, NSAIDs, stomach ulcers or gastric disorders.
Extracts made with pygeym have been used by urologists, especially in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, for the treatment of enlarged prostate in men with BPH. Powdered pygeum bark has also long been utilized in traditional systems of medicine that originated in African tribes to treat a various prostate, urinary and bladder problems.
This plant extract has been shown in several studies to help improve urinary and bladder control symptoms associated with prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) — such as symptoms of nocturnal frequency, difficulty in initiating urination and false sensations of bladder fullness compared with placebo.
These effects seem to be due to the plant’s ability to prevent binding of dihydrotestosterone in the prostate gland. Other proposed mechanisms include inactivation of androgen receptors, inhibition of cellular growth factors, anti-inflammatory activity and phytoestrogenic actions that can all reduce prostate gland size.
Additionally, it seems to help improve bladder elasticity and blocks accumulation of cholesterol in the prostate due to the effects of fat-soluble components.
Does pygeum prevent prostate cancer?
Some animal studies have found that P. africana extract can help inhibit prostatic fibroblast proliferation, which can contribute to prostate cancer development. It seems capable of stopping the growth of both androgen insensitive and androgen sensitive cells, inducing apoptosis, and down-regulating estrogen receptor expression in cells, which may all reduce the risk for prostate cancer.
Findings from certain studies indicate that beta-sitosterol may be responsible for pygeum’s effects against prostatic adenomas, since beta-sitosterol can positively affect membrane structures and growth of tumors.
In one study conducted on mice, the mice fed P. africana extract for five months experienced a significant reduction in the incidence of prostate cancer compared with mice fed casein protein.
Saw palmetto has been widely used as a therapeutic remedy for urinary dysfunction due to BPH. Research shows that saw palmetto helps improve urinary dysfunction and an overactive bladder in patients with BPH. It’s also known to be a safe means of treatment, even with long-term intake. (12)
Stinging Nettle Root
A study conducted in Japan found that stinging nettle has hydrophobic constituents, such as steroids, that may inhibit the membrane tissue activity of the prostate, which may subsequently suppress prostate-cell metabolism and growth. (13)
Small Flower Willow Herb
Over recent years some serious research has been applied to Small Flower Willow Herb to try and unveil its secrets and potential. Major research in pharmacological departments in Poland, Italy, Austria, France and Canada have uncovered some of the secrets of Epilobium species. Small Flower Willow Herb is powerful, it seems that it may effect the hormonal systems within the body. Two macrocyclic ellagitannins have been identified, oenothein A and oenothein B, which seem able to inhibit the enzymes 5-alpha-reductase and aromatese, important in the control of male hormones in the body and considered important players in the development of prostate cancers and tumours and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Oenothein A and oenothein B may explain the observed ability of concentrated extracts of Small Flower Willow Herb to be active against the abnormal growth of prostate cells.
Furthermore Small Flower Willow Herb also contains the major active agents found within Saw Palmetto, namely b-sitosterol and sitosterol glucoside. As well as the gallic acid and ellagitannins present in Green tea as mentioned above.
Although it can be seen from any brief review of material published about Small Flower Willow Herb that it is primarily seen as an effective treatment for prostate problems, the reason that it helps with this makes it useful for other conditions. Epilobium parviflorum may prove to contain effective agents against hyperandrogenism (an over abundance of male 'sex' hormones) which can be damaging in several ways. Male pattern baldness has been linked to this condition, as well as prostate disorders and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in men and women. Oenotheins can disrupt and decrease the overall potency of male hormones, which although necessary can do damage in excess, particularly in later life.