What are some effective home remedies for prostate enlargement?
Indeed it has been said that a small change in what you eat could have a positive impact on your prostate discomfort. And some people even believe that, but following a better diet, prostate cancer can be postponed.
As a man grows older, he can expect to develop symptoms of an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Typically, this condition starts between the age of 50 to 60.
We won't discuss the symptoms of BPH and general information about it since it is fully covered in the article Enlarged Prostate.
Natural remedies like saw palmetto and beta-sitosterols, two popular supplements that are mainly used to help with this problem, are fully discussed in the article Natural Remedies for Enlarged Prostate.
Continue reading to discover some useful home remedies that many people around the world have used to help with prostate enlargement.
|Home Remedies||What Experts Say...|
|Tomatoes||Many studies have shown that a diet with at least 2 servings of tomatoes just once a week reduces the risk of prostate cancer by 50%.
Why is this? Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene, a potent antioxidant that is shown to be potentially very helpful in the fight against cancer.
It is not just the raw tomatoes that worked. Even cooked tomatoes have been shown to be as beneficial.
|Pumpkin Seeds||Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, a mineral that is shown to be helpful for men suffering from an enlarged prostate gland.
It also possesses diuretic properties that help to flush the urinary system and keep it clean.
Indeed, in Germany, doctors often use pumpkin seeds to help improve urine flow.
|Watermelon Seeds||Make a tea out of watermelon seeds to help support prostate health and to flush the bladder out.
Collect and boil a quarter cup of watermelon seeds in 4 cups (1 Liter) of water. Drink one cup four times daily for two weeks.
|Soy||Soy products contain phytoestrogens, a natural steroid that can balance testosterone levels.
High testosterone levels are known to stimulate prostate cells, especially if they are cancerous.
Cancerous cells require significant blood supply to grow. And these cancerous cells release a chemical that stimulates the growth of new blood vessels (a process called angiogenesis).
Phytoestrogens seem to block the effect of this chemical substance to inhibit the growth of new blood vessels.
|Corn Silk||In some culture, corn silk have been used to treat prostate enlargement.
Make a drink by boiling silk from about five to seven ears of corns in about 4 cups (1 liter) of water.
After 15 minutes, strain and drink one cup. Keep the rest in the fridge and drink three to four cups a week.
|Fish||What is in fish that gives it the ability to fight off cancer? Omega-3 fatty acids.
Experts suggest getting about at least two servings of fish such as salmon, tuna or mackerel weekly.
|For a list of natural remedies and herbs for treating BPH, see the detailed report Natural Remedies for an Enlarged Prostate.|