These herbs are known to western researchers and Ayurveda to alleviate benign prostatic hyperplasia. This powdered formula contains western herbs--nettle root, pygeum and saw palmetto and Ayurvedic herbs Varuna, Amla, moringa, guduchi, gokshura, punarnava, triphala. We encourage those with BPH to also take shilajit and drink Golden Milk (look on Recipe page for this) You can find it in this category.
Two ounces $48.00
Four ounces $68.00
Put 1/3 teaspoon in hot water and drink twice a day.
According to Ayurveda, the reason for prostate problems is the buildup of toxins (Ama) in the body. Toxins can accumulate from various reasons. It can happen due to a poor diet and weakened digestion, but also from eating processed foods and calcium. It is best to eliminate all non-food calcium sources from your diet if you have symptoms of BPH.
It is important to get tested for atherosclerosis if you have prostate problems as this often occurs with BPH.
Effects of Ayurvedic herbs
Varuna increases detrusor contraction and reduces residual urine. It relaxes the smooth muscles of the prostate. This study shows the benefit of the Ayurvedic herbs, varuna and punarnava. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3425142/
This case study of 32 men with BPH, using Gokshura and Punarnava showed improvement with just these herbs. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665207/
Moringa has been shown in several studies to benefit those with BPH. "Moringa oleifera significantly reduced the testosterone-induced increase in prostate weight (20.16%), prostate index (65.85%), serum testosterone (72.86%), and prostate-specific antigen (48.49%)..." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5968293/
Moringa enlarges the capillaries and is also helpful for atherosclerosis. Many men with BPH also have atherosclerosis.
Effects of Western herbs
"Nettle root as a treatment for BPH has not been as well studied as saw palmetto but the evidence is still substantial
In a double-blind placebo controlled study performed in Iran, 558 people were given either placebo or nettle root for 6 months. The results indicated that nettle root is significantly more effective than placebo on all major measures of BPH severity. Benefits were seen in three other double-blind studies as well, enrolling a total of more than 150 men.
There are theoretical reasons to believe that nettle root's effectiveness might be enhanced when it is combined with another herb used for prostate problems: pygeum. Nettle has also been studied in combination with saw palmetto, with mixed results.
Nettle root contains numerous biologically active chemicals that may influence the prostate indirectly by interacting with sex hormones, or directly by altering the properties of prostate cells"
From Western New York Urology associates, https://www.wnyurology.com/content.aspx?chunkiid=21815
"Evidence is mixed about whether saw palmetto works to treat BPH. Several studies suggest that the herb is effective for treating symptoms, including too frequent urination, having trouble starting or maintaining urination, and needing to urinate during the night. The urethra, the tube that empties urine from the body, runs through the prostate gland in men. When the prostate gland is enlarged, men may have trouble urinating.
Some studies show that saw palmetto is as effective in treating symptoms as finasteride (Proscar) without side effects, such as loss of libido. Other studies suggest that saw palmetto may actually shrink the size of the prostate gland. Due to the short duration (usually less than 3 months) of these studies, it is not possible to say for sure whether saw palmetto is truly effective for preventing complications of BPH."
Mount Sinai, https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/herb/saw-palmetto
"Pygeum extract has been noted to reduce the proliferation of prostatic fibroblasts and myofibroblasts in vitro (surgically obtained) with an ethanolic extract at 25mcg/mL, with near absolute inhibition of basal and both EGF/VEGF induced proliferation at 100mcg/mL, although this dose was minorly cytotoxic (highest effective concentration without cytotoxicity being established at 25-50mcg/mL).This was then replicated with MDCK cells with dose-dependence also established with significance above 25mcg/mL, and hindering the effects of these two growth factors on prostatic cells has been noted elsewhere as well as hindering the growth promoting effects of IGF-1.
One study comparing the efficacy of Pygeum extract on prostatic tissue (obtained surgically) in those with benign prostatic hyperplasia versus normal controls found that the extract, in vitro, was more effective in inhibiting the proliferation of hyperplasic cells (EC50 7.35µg/mL) relative to normal cells (EC50 18.68µg/mL) associated with a 7-fold reduction of TGFB1 mRNA in hyperplasic cells .
These anti-proliferative effects have been confirmed in a human (n=1) during a preliminary assessment, where myofibroblast proliferation was reduced although there was no apparent effect on the prostatic epithelial cell line PNT2.
Mechanistically, Pygeum may reduce prostatic cell proliferation and appears to be slightly more effective in cells undergoing benigin hyperplasia. Pygeum has been noted to interfere with prostatic growth factors"