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Effective Natural Remedies for Enlarged Prostate Relief

| Modified on Jun 21, 2024
Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lester ( Uk ) on 05/02/2015

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. 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.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Michael (Ca) on 07/04/2016

I'm 62 going on 63 this month. I have been experiencing slow to dribble urinating for years. I thought getting up 5 to 7 times a night was normal. I felt in was normal since I'm getting older. But lately I decided to go get a check up to see if I had a medical issue. I took a fasting blood sugar test. My urine and blood test all returned normal. I was very pleased but symptoms remained.

My search lead me to BLACK STRAP MOLASSES (BSM) and APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (ACV). I immediately tried ACV that evening and noticed that night better rest and less trips to bathroom. I got excited. For the next 3 days I took 2 table spoon BSM in morning and 2 ACV at night. I began to see an immediate change in urination flow and less bathroom trips, but at night I was still getting up every 2 hours to pee. But I immediately saw a difference. I now could see light at the end of the tunnel.

I decided to experiment. I decided to stop taking 2 TBS of ACV AND 1 TBS of BSM at night. I have been taking 2 TBS BSM & 1 TBS ACV in the morning only. This has been nothing short of a miracle. BSM along with small amount of ACV has cured me. I not completely sure what was wrong me, but the symptoms are all but gone. Last night I slept 6 hrs straight for the first time in yrs. I have accomplished all this in less than 2 weeks. OH yea...I left out the most important ingredient, Prayer and Jesus Christ.

Thanks for reading, I will give more information soon on my recovery from prostate problems. Michael

Cod Liver Oil, Zinc and Copper
Posted by Frank McLean (Thunder Bay, ON, CA) on 03/23/2021

My treatment for enlarged prostrate is a couple of tablespoons of Cod Liver Oil and a zinc and copper tablet. When I first had this problem, the doctor told me I had an enlarged prostrate but did nothing else for me. My PSA was high but said it wasn't cancer.

The research I did led me to using Cod Liver Oil that was rich in vitamin A, and my prostrate shrunk. This worked for a year or so and then stopped working. More research finally led me to understand that it was zinc that moved vitamin A around in the body and with out zinc, vitamin A couldn't be moved. I took zinc with the vitamin A and for a while again it worked, but again after a year or so stopped working again. Back to the books and more research and I found out that if you take zinc by itself it will create a deficiency of copper.

I added copper to the regimen and since then there's been no further problem.

So my prescription is two tablespoons of cod liver oil, a 50 mg zinc tablet or capsule and a two mg copper tablet.

I hope this is of help to you.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Will (Irwin Pa.) on 01/27/2016

My PSA was 14.5. I took apple cider vinegar/raw honey 2 times a day. My PSA came down to 14.2 in 7 months. What can I do to lower it much more? I have stage 1 prostate cancer. Thank you . Will

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jim (Auckland, New Zealand) on 04/11/2017

Have taken 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in glass of hot water for the last 3 mornings upon waking.

I am 74 and have an enlarged prostate. Dr has had me on doxazosin to relax prostate and bladder muscle. That works well but made me weary, weak, sleepy and dropped my blood pressure down to 90/60.Then he had me cut dose back to 1/2 pill (2.5 mg) and added finasteride to shrink prostate by stopping production of dihydrotestosterone. But that hormone is what makes a male horny. While on it I had nil libido, which did not bother my wife, but I hated it. Have stopped taking both for a week now.

Apple cider vinegar last 3 mornings, seems to work for me. Only had one pee upon rising and another at 1100 after drinking tea and decaff coffee. And sleeping from 2200 to 0500. Used to wake up at least once, sometimes twice for a pee.Great now.

Posted by Lizzie (London) on 02/22/2014

First off, thank you to earth clinic and all the people that post on here. It is such a great site.

My partner was suffering from enlarged prostate. He was suffering quite a bit, hard to pee and frequently wanting to pee. He was put on a 3 month waiting list to have an operation. He was not sure he could last that long because of the pain of it.

He started taking 10.000 Hu cayenne tablets. Think he took about 6 a day. Within about two days the pain had eased off and he was able to pee properly again. He was amazed and so was I. He cancelled the appointment to be operated on and is now completely fine.

Posted by Joe (Orcas Island, Wa) on 03/31/2016

Turpentine Cure:

I had an enlarged prostate to the point I had to sit sideways in my truck to drive. I did not want to go to the doctor and take drugs. I read about turpentine and thought I would give it a shot. I took a dose, three sugar cubes soaked with turpentine every three days. First dose, next day I woke up felt very good and worked thru the day about 2pm I had a diarrhea attack. The diarrhea was very black and very awful smelling. For a period of about 3-4 days I did not have the diarrhea but my waste was still black until it normalized.

I kept taking the turpentine every three days for about three weeks and then I went to the toilet and peed, I started to pee chunks. The chunks were the consistency of snot with a little blood red end. This lasted about three days with the intensity waning as it progressed. Swelling immediately went down.

When I take turpentine now I barely get a reaction. OK there is my story.

Posted by Thinus C. (Jamesonpark, Gauteng, South Africa) on 05/07/2016

On 21 January 2016 I was diagnosed with tubular prostate cancer phase four. My PSA was 901 on 5 February. I got my first Lucrin injection on 9 February and also started with artemether. Now after 11 weeks on 3 May my PSA was 69. I am working hard to reach 0 by the end of June 2016. I had a problem with my stream peeing.

For the past three days I am taking a 500 mg Cayenne pepper capsule three times a day. Really, the difference is amazing. I am pissing a beer bottle stream in a relaxing mood.

Lemon Juice and Olive Oil
Posted by Bob (FL) on 05/07/2021

I didn't understand the problem that I have had for years and was told by my urologist (???) that I had an enlarged prostate. Luckily, I saw the lemon juice/olive oil remedy for kidney stones online and, with little hope, gave it a try resulting in amazing improvement in urinary pain and a very frequent need to urinate within less than a week.

The problem was beginning to impair my life. I couldn't sleep very long and long drives required frequent stops.

I take roughly 2 oz. of fresh lemon juice with a little olive oil twice a day. The formula has definitely changed my life!

Posted by Len (Toronto, Ontario Canada) on 01/29/2012

I had been using saw palmetto for the last 7 months. Urine flow was half of what it used to be (less in the morning but "improved" to about 1/2 of what it was when I was younger (now 59).

It seemed to be helping but I wasn't totally satisfied and started looking elsewhere. I found references to cayenne pepper. I read more about supposed "cancer" fighting properties. I'm getting more into "natural" methods and away from pharmaceuticals and thought I would give it a try.

I had my first taste this morning after breakfast: I used 1/2 tsp in half cup of warm water. Chugged it and oooh boy, it was hot. Not burningly so but enough. Without word of a lie, when I peed about 1. 30pm, flow was twice what it usually is. Four hours? Sounds dubious but it's true. All I know is I'm a believer (at this point) and am going to continue this level of cayenne (1/2 tsp in half cup of warm water 3x/day (after each meal).

Take this for what it's worth. Good luck to you :)

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Doug (Washington) on 04/22/2022

Apple Cider Vinegar for prostate issues

Had been having slow urination on and off for a few years...nothing I thought serious... and not a fan of Doctors or drugs. When things got a little more in...slower and slower pee stream and having to get up multiple times each night...I then decided to find something natural. First eliminated Coffee and Alcohol (two cups a day and maybe a beer or two a week).

Found this awesome site and tried ACV when I felt bloated in lower abdomen. Took 2 Tbsps of ACV and within the hour noticed all the bloating was gone. I was thinking I may have had a bladder infection. Felt so much better though. So continued ACV 2 TBsp in the morning, then one after/before lunch, then one after dinner. Almost to the one month mark and things have continually improved. Only up maybe twice at night, pee stream is much stronger. Don't have the urge to pee all the time. I also gave up the little bit of sweets I was eating. I eat pretty healthy as it is...but this was an opportunity to go the distance. Also did a 3 day water fast which as seemed to increase my progress (only drank ACV or water...make sure you get some salt too.)

Bottom line....ACV seems to have been the catalyst for cleaning out...possibly bad bacteria/fungi/candida...but cleaning up my diet, especially sugars, is key in my view. Experiment always.

Budwig Protocol, Dietary Changes
Posted by Craig (San Antonio, Tx) on 01/29/2018

My prostate has been growing slowly and steadily since I was in my late 40's, and now am 66. My urologist has insisted I have cancer, even after 4 negative biopsies (36 pokes). And I have been through the usual meds like Avodart, Proscar, and Flomax. Incidentally, they ALL have side effects even though the urologist will say that is highly unlikely. They are wrong. Urologists drive me nuts. Their business model is drugs and surgery. Neither one is good for you. They don't know a thing about nutrition and generally don't believe it is a factor in BPH.

Things got so bad in the last year I had to have a catheter and learn how to do it myself. Miserable. My prostate was getting bigger and bigger and PSA had climbed to over 30. But my other prostate markers were very normal.....a 'soft' prostate, low PCA-3 scores, negative biopsies, etc. It was a real puzzle.

I have read the experiences of others here with interest. I tried most of them. I did get a little bit of mileage out of apple cider vinegar (ACV).

Here is what ultimately helped me BIG TIME:

The Budwig anti-cancer meal. It is essentially a lot of organic flaxseed oil with organic cottage cheese. Here is the link: I use Barlean's organic flaxseed oil with the cottage cheese. Not only will it help your prostate but will cut your risk of cancer to almost nothing IMHO.

This has really helped. Because of these dietary changes I no longer need to use a catheter. My suspicion is that all of us have to deal with inflammation in our bodies. Try this Budwig anti-cancer concoction; it is easy to make. The oil will cool off the inflammation that is probably driving BPH. Incidentally, I had an MRI and there was NO cancer; just a prostate about the size of Mount Rushmore.

Also, I take a TBS of cod liver oil every day, or every other day. That is good for inflammation also.

Lastly, STAY AWAY from commercial pastries and foods with MSG. The sugar and MSG and salt will cause tissue to swell. Do NOT eat the peanuts on Southwest Airlines; they have heavily salted with MSG (read the package). Eat food that is NOT processed; you will be better for it. Make a green 'smoothie' in your blender and drink a half glass every day. Make it out of kale and frozen fruit. You can get it at Costco for not much money. Greens are so very good for all of us.

Green drinks, lots of omega 3's in the Budwig diet, and staying away from heavily salted, commercial foods and pastries will help you big time. I found that I didn't need the drugs or surgery if I was willing to change my diet in key areas.

That is what has helped me. And good luck!

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Vernon (Salem, Oregon) on 06/18/2008

For the lady with Metastatic Breast cancer which has spread to the bones. Contact me! I was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer which had spread to the bones. The second opinion concurred. After taking Molasses with another substance for 10 days I had another bone scan. I was afraid to open the envelope that was sent me containing the results. I burst out bawling like a baby when it said: No convincing evidence of an osseous metastatic process. I am very very happy.....

EC: Read more about Molasses here.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jim (California) on 04/25/2018

Apple Cider Vinegar remedy for BPH, prostatitis or enlarged prostate symptoms:

I hadn't heard of using Apple Cider Vinegar before reading it here and I'm so thankful! Thank you to everyone that posted about it!

After taking 2 tablespoons of organic ACV in about a 1/4 cup of water with a little agave nectar (you could use honey or a little sugar) every morning before eating anything, I've noticed a huge difference! It's so much easier to start and the flow is much much better! Yeah it doesn't taste all that great but the benefits are totally worth it!!

Just to test things out, I stopped taking the ACV for 1 day about 4 days after starting to use it and all the bad symptoms came back. Once I resumed my morning regiment, it all turned around again! This stuff really does work, for me anyway, and I encourage anyone else to give it a couldn't hurt.

Everybody's different of course so if it doesn't work for you right away, I'd suggest giving it a try for at least a week. Apparently there are a bunch of other health benefits from taking ACV that I've read; lowing blood pressure, weight loss, better food digestion and more efficient mineral absorption, to name a few.


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

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.