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Enlarged Prostate Treatment - Natural Cures

Last Modified on Jul 07, 2015

Treatment of prostatitis includes a variety of practices that incorporate daily supplements and natural remedies. One of the most widely used holistic cures is cayenne pepper, which is reported to alleviate the symptoms of a swollen prostate quickly. Cayenne is also widely used in the treatment of prostate cancer.

What Is Prostatits?

An inflamed or swollen prostate is known as prostatitis; it is common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages. The medical term for this condition is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or benign prostatic hypertrophy, and as cells increase they form large nodules that can compress the urethra, obstructing the flow of urine and causing pain. The prostate gland doesn't usually cause problems until later in life - it rarely causes symptoms before age 40. However, more than 50% of men in their sixties and as many as 90% in their seventies and eighties have some symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Prostatitis can also occur due to bacterial infection; it is possible for bacteria carried in the urine to leak into the prostate. While there is no evidence that an enlarge prostate can lead to prostate cancer, an enlarged prostate can overproduce the same proteins used to screen for prostate cancer.

Natural Remedies for an Enlarged Prostate

In this section you will find a number of user submitted home remedies and folk cures for swollen prostates. Our most popular remedy is cayenne pepper, and other users have recommended bee pollen, propolis, apple cider vinegar, and blackstrap molasses. Let us know what you try to soothe a swollen prostate; and if you know a remedy that you do not see here, please do not hesitate to share it with us.

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Most Popular Prostate - Enlarged Remedies:

Apple Cider Vinegar8
Blackstrap Molasses5
Corn Husk Cure3

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Address Underlying Infection   0  0   

Posted by Dave Donate
(Fountain Inn, Sc) on 03/17/2015

Prostate Enlargement:

Here are some helpful insights (I hope helpful) on what might be happening relative to prostate problems.

Enlarged prostate might mean there is an infection in the prostate causing enlargement of the prostate, unrelated to cancer. The reports form various cancer studies would indicate that enlargement (BPH) does not mean there is there is cancer in the prostate.

There is more a likelihood that there is a yeast, bacterial or viral infection in the prostate causing the enlargement. But then the reaction upon learning of a BPH problem by typical health care providers is to get a needle biopsy (12 point biopsy) where 12 needles are shot through the rectum and into the prostate.

However, the infection rate is very high for such a procedure.

So there is a quandary about how to handle the issue. A regular medical approach would typically call for such a biopsy and also an MRI and then medication.

But for those wishing to take a more conservative approach, the postponement of the invasive procedures means one would be looking at natural means to reduced enlargement; use of beta sitosterol, saw palmetto, pumpkin seed and many other formulas might be first tried.

But the underlying problem of the possibility of a deep seated infection in the prostate will still not have been addressed. So often the anti inflammation problem will persist.

My suggestion is that any man suffering with BPH who is seeking out methods to deal with prostate enlargement not overlook the possibility of underlying infection.

There are some innovative methods of analysis available...Radio Wave Frequency techniques, Rife Technology and other possible avenues for determining if a yeast or bacteria or virus is causing the enlargement should be explored.

I'd appreciate any reader to comment on this issue of how to determine if an infection is present and how to deal with possible deep tissue this case a possible deep gland infection.

I have used colloidal silver over a long term in high quantity as well as Rife. So far in measuring inflammation, mine is much reduced. Deep bacteria infection appears to have been the cause and I think the Rife technology is the reason there is a reduction in infection and consequently a reduction in inflammation. Hence, I am becoming asymptomatic. Reduction in gland enlargement, however, can take a very long time to accomplish so patience is a virtue.

I have to avoid the known prostate inflammatory items such as coffee and chocolate.

Replied by Timh Donate


D: It is becoming increasingly known that the regular or periodic use of Cranberry or D Mannose provides the necessary removal of pathogens in the U.T. that continually infect the prostate, resolving the issue of why so many conventional and alternative treatments weren't working.
Replied by Melissa R

Purchased the GNC Prostate for my husband, and it did not work. Our Doctor recommended the Dr. Max Powers Prostate Support supplements, and he said it is working so much better. A little more expensive but like the old saying goes YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. So He would recommend the Dr Max Powers brand Prostate supplements over the GHC ones.

Apple Cider Vinegar   8  0   

Posted by Lester ( Uk ) on 05/02/2015

[YEA]  No one was more sceptical than me about natural cures, but through desperation I turned to the Internet to try and find help for my prostate issues. I am very grateful to every one who posted about apple cider vinegar because to my amazement it really works. I have had troubles for nearly four years without remedy, and yet within three hours of taking the vinegar (one tablespoon in water) the discomfort I have suffered for so long started to dissipate. Two days later I feel so much better and I would encourage anyone suffering to give it a try. I have also started taking blackstrap molasses as recomended on another part of this site. In the UK I got the apple cider vinegar from Asda and the blackstrap molasses from Amazon. I never post on websites but feel it is so important for sufferers to give it a try I had to help spread the word. Best wishes to everyone looking for help.

Replied by Brian
Charlotte, Nc

Hey Lester,

What dosage or tablespoon amount do/did you take to relieve your symptoms? Is the effect temporary or does it have a cumulative effect? Thanks, Brian

Posted by Henry (Wichita, Kansas) on 11/20/2014

[YEA]  I had both the acid reflux and the slow urine stream and getting up two and three times a night to urinate. I started on raw and organic apple cider vinegar; two teaspoons in 8 oz. of tea or water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and after 2 weeks I am much improved. In hot tea add raw honey as well. I am able to empty my bladder better and now get up once during the night. Urine stream is also better. I take the Apple Cider Vinegar "cocktail" every morning and so far great results. Take at least 1 hour before meals.They do recommend not taking over two tablespoons per day.

Posted by Zark (Emerald City, The Land Of Oz) on 11/07/2013

[YEA]  ACV works really well :) I use 1 or 1 and half tablespoons of ACV in a glass of juice and take that once or twice a day.

I started taking ACV for my prostate issues and found great relief using this. ACV is the best remedy I have found to date. No more pain when urinating. No more pain after sex. Wonderful! Sometimes the pain was really really bad, sometimes I would have erections that would not go away, and were not sexual at all..

Wonder of wonders, after taking ACV I soon noticed my mild reflux was gone.. and also my rhinitis had further improved. I use the No Starch Diet (quite similar to Paleo Diet actually) for my messed up immune system and that had already greatly improved my rhinitis (and other inflammatory immune problem too).

== Other things I tried ==

* Molasses - actually seemed to work reasonably well, but the ACV remedy is better!

* Top quality Multivitamin & Mineral & Antioxidant supplement (Pharmaceutical grade). ACV is still better hehe

* Making the renal system alkaline helped. That includes things like Cream of Tartar mixed with juice. Baking soda and water on an empty tummy. Lots of fruit & veg.. etc.

== Things that make it worse ==

** Chocolate! (due to sugar content perhaps?)

** Sugar

** Coffee

* Excessive protein consumption - makes the urine too acidic and my prostate doesn't like it.

Replied by Jackdaw
Dallas, Tx

I was just wondering since both blackstrap molasses and ACV both seem to work if anyone has tried combining the two. It seems to me that the blackstrap mixed with the ACV would lessen the taste of the ACV and just wondering if anyone has tried this.
Replied by Zark
Emerald City, The Land Of Oz

Regarding -- combining ACV & molasses --
Yes you can use them together. Tastes even worst in my opinion hehe. I quite like the taste of ACV with fruit juice. And molasses is tolerable when with strong tea.

-- reducing ACV acidity --
I have issues with the strong acidity of ACV when increasing the dose.. it hurts my teeth. So I started adding baking soda and surprisingly it still worked just as well!! I thought maybe it would stop working but all was good :-). Problem with baking soda is it has too much sodium and gives me a headache, so now I am experimenting with calcium carbonate (lime mineral) which is easily found in most (but maybe not all) calcium supplements. Z.

Replied by Old Lion
Amarillo, Tx

Does it HAVE to be Apple Cider Vinegar ? Just curious. What about regular vinegar, white? Etc.
Replied by Mt
New Jersey

3 weeks ago I began taking 4 teaspoons of ACV in 16 ounces of water a day, I see no signs of improvement. Do I need to take it for a longer time to see any effects?
Replied by Zark

>> 3 weeks ago I began taking 4 teaspoons of ACV in 16 ounces
>> of water a day, I see no signs of improvement

Sorry MT, it should help straight away. If it isn't working in a day or two then I would think this treatment isn't for you :-( Maybe your problem is caused by something different than with me.

Replied by Edward Fontaine
Denver, Co

Please do not try White Vinegar, it's great to clean with, it is not good to take. You can buy organic unfiltered ACV at any health store. At first it is very harsh to take straight up, you can take it with 8 oz. or so of warm water with honey, the honey will dissolve. Start with a tablespoon and work your way up to 2 tablespoons a day of acv.

Posted by Mustapha (Abu Dhabi, UAE) on 10/18/2013

Hi there I'm 23 years old , I have been tested for everything regarding my penis and prostate but nothing came up. So the doctor says that I have inflamed prostate and prescribed soem useless medication, what I'm suffering for is that after urinating I drip urine and I have to clean up for a while till I can get dressed again, I also pee a lot and during peeing the stream finishes and then it starts again. Not to mention the times I wake up from my sleep to pee. I took a look at peoples remedies and I found one regarding Apple Cider Vinegar and natural saw palmetto. I was just wondering would this really work and if it does can you pretty please tell me what amount I should use. I'm also suffering from esophagel reflux.

Replied by Kacper
Cracow, Poland

I have similar problems, and can say for certain that this is a pelvic floor dysfunction. I've been working out in the gym for many years and still doing it and this contributed to my pelvic muscle problems.

Of course you don't have to work out to have such problems as well, it's connected to improper sitting poses, general anxiety, that goes along with unconscious muscle clenching. You won't find that information available on regular sites. I came a long way to find, been to many doctors took some medicine and nothing worked, finally discovered this site:

Hard flaccid is a condition of turtling and hardening of ones penis. Fortunately I don't have this, but it is caused by unbalanced and stressed pelvic floor, and general muscle tightness. The same things that cause chronic prostatitis, erection problems and many, many more, even testicular torsion and infertility (testosterone production can be greatly reduced if tight muscles interfere with normal testicular and prostate function) varicoceles (psoas muscle is too tight or overgrown, as some on that site proved and cured their varicocele by physical therapy besides being convinced by doctors to undergo surgery)

People are generally unaware of problems caused by tight muscles, many peoples lives would be much happier if that knowledge was more widespread.

The way to recovery is long and you have to be very dedicated, but it is possible to recover for virtually everyone, I am doing it for two months and already see big improvement in my prostate problems, even my cold hands and feet became warmer recently (impaired muscle function can suppress circulation in the whole body as many experienced on that site)

So firstly I strongly recommend anybody with similar issues read this site thoroughly, take some notes, appoint a meeting to the pelvic floor therapist, start the trigger point release at home, go to yoga classes (it is extremely beneficial in such case especially bikram yoga as muscles loosen up in heat) and work on your body position during sitting, walking etc (yes even our walking patterns can influence pelvic floor) and what is the most important spread the information so more people could heal.


Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn

Hey Mustapha!

I have limited knowlege about your condition, however I have studied up some because my dog has BPH.

You may wish to consider stinging nettle; it is proven effective for treating prostatic issues, moreso than saw palmetto. So - FYI/FWIW {for your information/for what its worth}:

Posted by Sceptic (Winsted) on 10/28/2012

[YEA]  First - a painless way to take the ACV is in V8 juice. A shot in a glass is actually a nice drink. Having a friend who had prostate issues, I sent him a link to this page and just to try, used ACV in pea soup last night and ---- strange, no urgent need to hit the bathroom this morning. That, following nighly trips there in the last week. Just maybe I'll get around to follow-up posts.

Posted by Bob (Boston, Ma) on 10/05/2008

[YEA]  I ended up on your site looking for a cure for shingles. I found it and it involved among other things Apple cider vinegar to be ingested and a mix of Aloe vera and crushed cayenne pepper rubbed on the redness which almost instantly brought the blisters to a head. I was done with shingles in about a week. Because of all the testimonials here, I decided to keep on taking the ACV orally 3 times a day. In liquid form or capsules. I realized that my flow of urine got stronger and started to last much longer. I had prostate problems for a few years and I was taking every day some very expensive herbal tea that was working somewhat. I decided to stop the herbal tea and stay on the ACV only. I now pee like a 15 years old and I'm not on any medication. ACV also cured me of my insomnia! Thank you Earth Clinic for such a great site.

Replied by John
Phoenix, AZ

How much Apple Cider Vinegar do you take 3x/day?
Replied by Bob
Hastings, Michigan

I would like to know how much ACV you used and was it all by itself or with water or---
Replied by Silvermcfly17
Hastings, Mi

1 shot glass 3x a day.

Posted by James (Patchogue, New York) on 10/28/2007

[YEA]  I recently tried apple cider vinegar and it both helped my erection and helped me stay hard as well as urinary troubles in the morning slow stream of urine to normal. If you could please confirm this with other testamonials would appreciate it. thanks

Replied by Ken
Ontario, Calif

please let me know how much & how often do you take ACV for prostate
Replied by Carlos
San Bernardino, California

I frequent going to bathroom at night- guess I had symptom of enlarged prostate, regarding acv, what is the mixture?
Replied by Art
Vancouver Bc, Canada

I have noticed a lot of people aking what dosage of ACV to take.

I use 2 tbls in a glass and add 1/4 teaspoon to it and let it fizz off or rest for 5 minutes or so. This takes the acidic bite out of it. I then add 1/4 glass of flavoured water to get it down with because the taste of the ACV makes me heave. I do this every morning after breakfast except Sat. and Sun. Those two days are under Ted's recomendation to let the body return to its normal state.

Now this has worked well for me for burning hip pain and depression but did nothing for my prostrate infection. A strong anti-biotic knocked that out. I hope this helps .

Replied by Roy
Brampton, Ontario

In regards to all of the gentlemen who are suffering from prostate issues I'm aware the earth clinic is great for using natural cures. For those men and wives who care to do a little research, look into google , check out Roger Mason and his research regarding natural Prostate cures. His research found that conclusively the only people who have prostate issues are men who's testosterone levels are consistently low. It is the testosterone that controls estrogens that run amuk creating the prostate to grow.
Replied by Timh Donate

Louisville, Ky, Usa

If I am not mistaken, Testosterone is measured as "free" levels. One of the problems of aging is the body becomes unable to properly use the Testosterone that's available in the blood and is destroyed by Albumin. The Prostate Gland accumulates Testosterone metabolites and thus becomes inflamed. The herbs Stinging Nettles and Avena Sativa help the body use Testosterone.

For T boosting, in addition to the above herbs, I also take either DHEA or Pregnenalone, Maca, Tribulus terrestris. Horny Goat Weed and Mucuna prurienes is also recommended for T boosting.

Posted by David (Avon, IN 46123, USA) on 04/22/2007

[YEA]  Apple cider vinager has reduced my acid reflux and the positive proof of killing all of the bacteria in my bladder came from a lab test when I thought I had a prostate infection. The doctor looked at the results and said my urine was so remarkably clean, (without any bacteria) she did not know what I had. Therefore, she sent to urology and it was discovered I had too much acid in my system. Much of it was too much coffee, orange juice and grape juice plus ACV. When cutting back on too much juice, my prostate symtoms were gone in a few days, but the proof of " no bacteria in my bladder" was reason enough to let others know the benefits of AVC. All bladders have ... cells floating around and that causes bladder and kidney infections. AVC can prevent that. DJS

Replied by Bob
Hastings, MI

I would like to know the missing details---how much you used, etc. Thanks. Bob
Replied by Dwarneke
Tilden, Nebraska, Usa

I tried apple cider vinegar and it did help some but made me constipated. Blackstrap molasses also helps some, but not great either. The best thing I have found for prostate is Quercetin along with Pollen extract and Z----d, an herbal formula that supports a healthy inflammatory response. Do a web search or find them at

Posted by David (Oamaru, New Zealand) on 02/16/2007

[YEA]  Cider vinegar sprinkled on raw tomatoes keeps the prostate gland healthy.

Apple Cider Vinegar With Saw Palmetto Honey   1  0   

Posted by Spence (Lake Worth, FL) on 03/10/2006

[YEA]  ACV with saw palmetto honey - 2 to 3 tablespoons ACV, a coat of honey on bottom of glass and a dash of water-stir until diluted - 3 times a day for 3 weeks then once a day for 3 weeks - then 4 - 5 times a week once a day. Stopped taking nexium for reflux and saw palmetto for prostate.

Bee Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly, Nettle   1  0   

Posted by Bob (Frankfort, Indiana) on 03/19/2009

[YEA]  1tsp pure honey 1 tsp bee pollen in hot water drink early morning and 1 propolis pill and 1 royal jelly pill and up to 3 nettle leaves pill or tea organic is best I think.

This is the remedy I use everday for enlarged prostate with concurrent infections I have had this problem for 7 years now and this is the first thing that has made feel 85% better good luck hope it helps someone.

Replied by Wu
Gaozhou, China

Black Strap Molasses   0  0   

Posted by Jaime (Manila, Philippines) on 12/07/2014

I am taking up medicines to control my prostrate enlargement, could Black Strap Molasses cure it? Thanks.

Blackstrap Molasses   5  0   

Posted by Dm (San Francisco) on 05/22/2014

[YEA]  I tried Blackstrap Mollases yesterday morning for the first time, and by the end of the day my prostate pain was mostly gone. Today, literally 30 hours after taking molasses a few times, all of the pain is completely gone. This stuff is pretty amazing.

I took 3 tablespoons, mixed with a little hot water, and added milk. Looked like a cafe au lait, tasted like old school licorice candy. Not as horrible as I thought it would be.

If your prostate is giving you pain, then try molasses immediately.

Posted by El Mohel Castorena (HÖ¸ Emet, Ca) on 04/09/2013

[YEA]  I and other men have been using organic blackstrap molasses (BSM) to shrink an enlarged prostate. Every male that has done this has gotten relief. All it takes is 3 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses 2 to 3 times a week.

A friend of mine even had PAIN in the prostate and refused what the doctor wanted to do and give. I told him how this worked for me and encouraged him to try it. With in four 4 days, he had relief from some pain and within 2 weeks, the pain was gone and shrinking had happened.

Blackstrap molasses is a must have for me! I use BSM once to twice a week to help myself. My Flow is 80 to 90 percent back!!

Please take it from me --- Mohel Castorena. IT WORKS!!

P.S. I found this out just on a craving. As a child I remember my mother, of blessed memory, would let me try a teaspoon every now and then. Other than that, when my wife got some to make cookies it sat in the refrigerator.

Well, one day I took a teaspoon. That turned into several teaspoons and I found out to my surprise and delight my flow had improved! I tried many over the counter items - All failed!

Replied by Concerned

A family member has had this condition a few years. He took terazosin and passed out (it lowered his already low blood pressure) on his face. He suffered severe facial and jaw injuries. So beware. He stills suffers with bph. What type of Blackstrap Molasses or Apple Cider Vinegar should he try? Are organic brands better? Are the unfiltered (Bragg) brands of Apple Cider Vinegar better or worse?

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