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How to Shrink Your Enlarged Prostate Naturally

By Andrew Alpin, 26 March 2018


When cells in the prostate abnormally divide and multiply, it can cause the organ to increase in size resulting in the condition of benign prostate enlargement or BPE. It is also referred to as BPH or benign prostate hyperplasia. The condition is a frustrating one causing men discomfort mainly with physical intercourse and difficulty in urination. It may impact the quality of life but is not a serious threat to health and certainly isn’t cancer.

When you experience symptoms of enlarged prostate, see a doctor immediately

Although your prostate problem needs to be treated by a doctor immediately, natural remedies provide a support system to manage the disease. Here are 10 home remedies for enlarged prostate. The symptoms of benign enlarged prostate are

  • Pain, discomfort or burning sensation during urine
  • Constant urge to urinate
  • Sensation of incomplete voiding or urination
  • Urge to urinate at night
  • Weakened urine flow
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Straining to urinate

When you experience symptoms of enlarged prostate, see a doctor immediately

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1Pygeum (African plum extract)


Pygeum contains fatty acids, alcohols and sterols that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on the urogenital tract. Studies have shown that taking two doses of 50 mg pygeum, extractor 100-200mg daily can help reduce symptoms of BPH.

Pygeum (African plum extract)

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2Saw palmetto


The extract of saw palmetto has been proved by several studies to help reduce BPH symptoms. Native Indians used the plant for its medicinal benefits while settlers in the early 20th century used the berries for treating urinary tract problems. Saw palmetto is believed to inhibit testosterone production and reduce the inner lining of the prostate. Various studies have not been able to prove that supplements of Saw palmetto had any impact on BPH although it is widely regarded to do so.

Saw palmetto

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3Zi-Shen Pill (ZSP)


A mixture of three plants, including Chinese cinnamon are part of the composition of the Zi Shen Pill. The formula is an ancient Chinese remedy that dates way back to the 13th century. Research has proved how the formula, when tested on mice, reduced BPH.

Zi-Shen Pill (ZSP)

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Cernilton is the brand name of ryegrass pollen that is a herbal supplement used for treating symptoms of BPH like incomplete voiding and the excess urge to urinate at night. Although it can be found even in pharmaceutical supplements, scientific studies have not yet shown the ingredient to impact BPH on a large scale. But scientists do feel it can reduce prostate to some extent.


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