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Articles on Men's Health / Prostate

Natural Support for a Healthy Prostate

In addition to Dr. John R. Lee’s recommendation of the use of natural progesterone in men with prostate problems, there are herbs that have been found very beneficial.

According to current research, the following herbs have been found to be helpful for prostate support.

Pygeum Bark has three main components: Phytosterols interfere with inflammation, Pentcycle terpenese has an anti-edema decongesting effect, and lastly Furulic esters reduce prolactin and block cholesterol in prostate. Cholesterol increases binding sites for the active form of the testosterone, DHT.

Stinging Nettle has highly therapeutic effect on the prostate gland. It contains phytosterols that exert a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on prostate tissue. Scientist have found that stinging nettle works synergistically with pygeum.

Saw Palmetto may help with prostate disorders especially urinary symptoms in mild to moderate prostate enlargement. Saw palmettos has fewer side effects than drugs that treat prostate enlargement.

Damiana extract
can help with impotence, increase libido and treat inflammation and supplying oxygen to the male genitalia.

Siberian Ginseng affects adrenal glands. It may can improve energy, mental sharpness, reduce impotence and increase male fertility.

Chamomile extract is a nerve relaxant and may help with stress.

Rosemary extract has a powerful antioxidant activity. 

Pumpkin Seed is a phytosterol that may help shrink the prostate. It prevents testosterone conversion into DHT. High levels of DHT are associated with prostate enlargement.

Evening Primrose Oil can help reduce anxiety, lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and maintain healthy skin.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant and inhibits the products of androgen receptors for testosterone. These receptors are needed for the cancer to grow and develop. The less androgen receptors in the prostate cancer cell the less capable the receptors will stimulate genes that cause prostate cancer.