Prostate enlargement may be controlled and treated with a combination of American herbal medicines. Saw palmetto is traditionally known to shrink prostate enlargement and help relieve the pain associated with it. However, saw palmetto is considered as a powerful herb and should only be taken under the supervision of a qualified herbal practitioner. Other American herb that is traditionally used to treat prostate enlargement is dwarf palm tree.
South African herbal medicine have long recommended for prostate enlargement the root of African star grass. This should also be taken with supervision from a herbalist. The recommended dosage is 160 milligrams taken twice a day for 3 to 6 months. After which the prostate enlargement may be assessed. Another African herbal medicine is an evergreen called pygeum, or African prune. The powdered pygeum bark taken as tea twice a day is used to treat urinary tract problems. This is widely believed to also help treat prostate enlargement.
Another widely used herbal medicine for prostate enlargement is from rye flower pollen extract. This was first used by a Swedish urologist and has been adopted by most urologists in trating and relieving the pain associated with enlarged prostat gland. In the United States, a popular brand Cernilton is available in health and food stores.
Stinging nettle root (Urtica dioica) — Studies suggest that the root of the stinging nettle, in combination with saw palmetto, may be an effective treatment for enlarged prostate gland, relieving urinary symptoms such as reduced urinary flow, incomplete emptying of the bladder, post urination dripping, and the constant urge to urinate.
Pumpkin seed extract (Curcurbita pepo)– especially in combination with saw palmetto extract may improve urinary flow and decrease frequency of urination and help treat prostate enlargement