Prostate - Enlarged
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Natural Cures for Enlarged Prostate

Pumpkin Seeds

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Posted by Joni (Crete, Greece) on 01/14/2016
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My husband had problems with urination in the night. I had heard that an enlarged prostrate had to do with a zinc deficiency. I had read that pumpkin seeds had a lot of zinc in them, so I bought a bag of pumpkin seeds. He's been eating them every evening for a snack and he said that after some weeks, he no longer has problems in the night.

Replied by Carolinablueskies55
(Nc)
05/03/2017

WERE YOU ABLE TO FIND UNSALTED PUMPKIN SEEDS? We love pumpkin seeds, but stopped buying the ones at Dollar General & food Lion bc of they are salty. Thank you.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tn)
05/04/2017

Dear Carolinablueskies,

I am able to find raw organic unsalted pumpkin seeds at Costco. I would imagine Whole Foods or Trader Joe's would have them if you have either near to you.

~Mama to Many~


Pumpkin Seeds
Posted by Anonymous (California) on 08/19/2006
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Pumpkin seeds (green, raw, no shells), sometimes sold as product Spanish name "Pepitas", ' increase time between urinations due to an enlarged prostate condition. Also prevents getting up in the night to urinate. I had an estimated 30 min. to 40 min. between urination needs due to my enlarged prostate, about an hour if seated during that time. In the "Green Pharmacy" natural cures book, I learned that taking a small handful (approx. 2-3 Tablespoons) of the raw green pumpkin seeds increased my bathroom urination visits to 1 hour or 1 1/2 hours. The longer times when I tend to be seated at work or driving. Two years ago when I took a Teachers entrance qualifying test, I was able to sit through four hours of testing without getting up! I found that in about five days of initially taking pumpkin seeds, I didn't have to get up at night to use the bathroom. I had been getting up once or twice a night, but now I sleep through the night. I was taking medication, but it had undesirable side affects. I stopped taking the medication, I see an urologist every six months, but my PSA still goes up periodically - I've had two episodes of tissue sampling. The benefit of medication is that you have an increased urination flow, unfortunately you don't get that benefit with pumpkin seeds, and there are no side affects with pumpkin seeds. You must take them daily or the benefits cease in a few days. My urologist is aware of my use of pumpkin seeds and no medication. I am grateful to the Green Pharmacy book for this information - giving me a bit of relief. My friends who where skeptical have also benefited by not getting up at night and getting a good nights sleep.

Replied by RAFI
(ALEXANDRIA, VA)
02/18/2008

I would like to ask the person who wrote about Pumkin Seed. what time should eat and how long do we need to eat to see a significant change. thanks you so much


Pygeum Bark Powder

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Posted by v (Ridgecrest, CA) on 02/19/2007
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My husband takes "Prostrate Formula" by Real Health Labratories it has 300mg Pygeum bark powder. the highest mg i can find as well as all the other ingrediants men need. Real Lab. 1-800-565-6656 or email [email protected] or web. www.realhealthlabs.com. I will be trying the corn silk reciept for my husband as soon as possible. as well as continue our regime of natural health healing.


Radish

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Posted by Surjit (India) on 03/13/2017
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Yes, half of Radish a day works good for improve urine flow and evacuates the bladder well. I eat this every late after noon and feel comfortable for night sleep. I am 65, have enlarged prostate having size 35 gms about

This summer I am going to try Tea of Corn silk which is also heard to be reducing swelling of prostate. Corn is available during summer months.....so I shall try this summer.


Radish
Posted by Charles (Phoenix, AZ) on 12/20/2006
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I had heard a second-hand report that eating radish or drinking water in which radish leaves have been boiled helps shrinkage of enlarged prostrate. I have no first-hand experience. Somebody with enlarged prostrate may want to try the above remedy and report on this web site a first-hand experience if the remedy works.


Saw Palmetto

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Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Vic. Australia) on 09/18/2010

Hi, My husband was suffering night urination and went to the Drs. for the recomended PSA test. The Dr said they were not reliable and did not want to do one. Symptoms did not go away so started him on Saw Palmetto Berries Herbal Supplement. Within days the symptoms were gone. On the days he missed his night dose he again got up. Three months later if a dose or two is missed still no nightly getting up. I believe we got a good quality one that only has saw palmetto berries (600mg), gelatin, medium chain triglycerides, vitamin E & rosemary oil as the only ingredients. My hubby took the recomended dose of three capsules a day. We found this a cheap and effective remedy (cost us approx. USD$5 for a month, plus postage of course). Love this site, Thanks.

Replied by D0c
(Gauteng, South Africa)
01/14/2013

Hi, what brand did you use? Regards


Saw Palmetto
Posted by KEN (RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA) on 01/20/2008
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At 40 I starting using Saw Palmetto for BPH, benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of the prostate) to control the life altering affects of not being able to urinate and feeling like you have to pee all the time. I have had genital herpes since 1983 or so. I had stress related outbreaks 1-2 times a month for 2o years. healing time about a week. I noticed, how could I not notice that I have had only 1 very small fast heeling (1day) painfree outbreak in 18 months. I take 450 mg once a day in the morning. I also have oral herpes, oh that is embarrassing to say the least. About six months ago I started using an online product from healing natural oils. www. amoils. com I would also get stress related outbreaks on my lips about once a month, with 1-2 weeks to heal. I rub the oil under my feet twice a day. I would always get an out break after being outside all day. Now I have a high stress outbreak about every 6 months, it does not turn into a blister and heals in 24 hours. No unsightly sores to embarrass me in public. I never get an outbreak after being outdoors or camping. I used saw palmetto a year before using the oil, so I know that the saw palmetto worked for me. Hope someone finds this helpful.


Saw Palmetto
Posted by John (Mount Washington, USA) on 09/07/2007
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I can't recall how I came across this, but Saw Palmetto supplemental capsules work great for BPH. Common directions are 2 caps in the morning and 2 in the evening. I mentioned this to my father who told me he had already been taking Saw Palmetto for years to keep from having to get up during the night to urinate. Upon more research, I found that Saw Palmetto is a DHT blocker. DHT is what causes hair loss. I was getting a thin spot in my crown when I started taking Saw Palmetto. Six months to a year later, my wife asked if I was using Rogaine! I asked why and she said she noticed I no longer had a thin spot. I again mentioned this to my father and he increased his dosage. At 75 years old, he has noticed his hair becoming thicker. Hope this helps everyone.


Saw Palmetto, Zinc

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Posted by Frank (Maryland) on 03/02/2019
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Been using Saw Palmetto since my early fifties to keep my prostate healthy. Now in my mid-sixties and add a zinc supplement in addition to the SP. Combo working very well thus far.


Saw Palmetto, Zinc
Posted by Thomas (Huntington, Ny) on 02/01/2010
1 out of 5 stars

Hi:

I have continous chronic prostatitis. I have used saw palmetto and zinc. Any other suggestions?

Tom

Replied by Jason
(Levittown, Ny)
09/03/2010

I was wondering how you were doing Tom because I am also from Long Island and have recently been diagnosed with prostatitis but have had mild symptoms for a long time. It wasn't until the pain was so bad I went had to go to ER. Since then I went on Cipro for 3 weeks which helped right away but tore my stomach and mind apart. I still have symptoms and my urologist told me to live with it completely unaware how it feels. One thing that really helped was apple cider vinegar. I drink 3 glasses of water a day with 2 tblspoons of ACV a day. At first I was drinking a lot more but the better I feel the less I drink. I noticed it made me feel good and gave me energy. I also quit smoking marijuana which was a major trigger because every time I got high I would have symptoms right away. I also take saw palmetto but I don't think its very effective as a relief of pain but more of a preventive measure. I also changed my diet drastically. No red meat, more fish and vegatables. Diet is very important. I also try to eat almonds everyday because it's my understanding the prostate needs zinc so foods high in zinc are good for men. I also gave up coffee and alcohol. I also used to wear tight jeans but believe me I won't be wearing those anymore. I also took a super probiotic to reverse the damage of the cipro. I also take cayenne pepper and most recently I am trying serrapeptase and immune boosters until my immune system heals from years of smoking pot and drinking and can fight bacterial infections again. Everyone thinks I am crazy but I truly feel better and its been only a month since I had to go to ER. Stress is also a big factor so I will be trying St. John's wort in the future and trying to melt away stress with foot rubs, sauna trips, good sleep, and learning new ways to tackle stressful situations. Perhaps even go to a psychologist. This is a rough thing to deal with and it's a shame that there isn't an easy well known cure but on the brighter side at least I am finally taking my health into my own hands and making responsible better decisions in the face of criticism. So anyway if you haven't figured this out yet you need to figure out the triggers and eliminate them for a while and maybe re-introduce them slowly and keep them in moderation. And if you are doing well I would love to know what worked for you!

Replied by Rob
(Dublin, Ireland)
03/11/2012

That is a great post!!


Replied by Jake
(Chicago)
05/02/2015

Since I have kidney issues, the tomato paste is hard on me because of the high potassium level. I have just determined that watermelon has about 50% less potassium for the same amount of lycopene and the absorption seems to be just as good, without the need for oil - although coconut oil I believe is still good for you nonetheless. See the following from Dr. Weil's site:

Watermelon for Prostate Cancer?

I love tomatoes on my salads, but I've read that tomatoes have to be cooked in order to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Is this true?

Answer (Published 12/10/2002)
The compound in tomatoes that reduces the risk of prostate cancer is lycopene, which is the carotenoid pigment responsible for their red color. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that a number of large studies have shown is particularly good at protecting against prostate, colon and rectal cancer, as well as heart disease. It is true that lycopene is much more available to the body from cooked tomatoes than from raw ones. And since it is fat soluble, you need to eat your cooked tomatoes with some fat to facilitate absorption. That doesn't mean eating all the pizza you can get your hands on. However, it does suggest that homemade marinara sauce would be a healthful staple. I make my marinara with olive oil and keep some on hand in the freezer.

However, if you don't like tomatoes, you could try watermelon. Results of recent research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggest that watermelon contains 40-percent more lycopene than an equivalent weight of tomatoes. As a matter of fact, one study suggests that watermelon may be a better source of lycopene than tomatoes. The amount of lycopene provided in watermelon is as well absorbed by the body as lycopene from tomatoes. (And, of course, you don't have to cook watermelon to get the same benefits that you get from tomatoes.)

This new information about lycopene comes from a study at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service laboratory in Maryland. Participants (all of them healthy) ate either a diet low in lycopene or one supplemented with cooked tomato juice or squeezed and frozen watermelon juice. Results showed that those who drank either juice doubled their blood lycopene concentrations by the end of the trial. Scientists say that this is the first study to show that the body takes up lycopene from raw watermelon.

The body converts about 500 different carotenoids into vitamin A. I recommend taking advantage of them all. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, especially peaches, melons, mangoes, sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, and dark leafy greens - and now watermelon - can give you an abundant supply of these healthy pigments. (If you don't get enough of these foods in your diet, you may want to use an antioxidant supplement. I recommend a mixed carotenoid supplement containing lycopene, lutein, alpha-carotene and zeaxanthin, as well as beta-carotene.)

Andrew Weil, M.D.

Dosage Update, October, 2004
In order to provide the most up-to-date health information, I may change my recommendations from time to time. Due to compelling new research on carotene, I now suggest that you take 15,000 IU of mixed carotenes. (My previous recommendation was 25,000 IU; please adjust your dosage accordingly.)

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA143002

Supplements

Posted by Mike (Okeene, Ok) on 11/02/2009

Could increase in taking prostate supplements, ex: saw palmetto, hawthorne berry, zinc, licopene: cause increase in PSA? Gave blood and had PSA done, came back at 7.03 the last one I had was 20 months ago at 3.04. I have in the last 4 months increased by consumption of supplements, ACV, EVCO.etc, since finding out about earth clinic. Any suggestions?

Replied by Carolinablueskies55
(Nc)
07/23/2016

It seems the more of these supplements my hubby take the higher his psa test goes. I am beginning to wonder about the supplements bc before he was taking so many 4 years ago, his prostate wasn't even enlarged. And he was mainly taking saw palmetto and collidal silver. Either certain brands of supplements don't work or they may be fake pills. I don't know..... But we do know the psa test is not approved by the fda bc they found it to be too inaccurate and gave it a failing grade of 'D'! Would you want a doctor to operate on you if you knew his final grade was a 'D' on his license? I know, there wouldn't really be a license. Just saying...


The Squeezing Method

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Posted by Donna (Aspen, CO) on 05/01/2006
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Cure for enlarged prostate: Squeeze your buttocks together a couple times a day, also--have sex!!

Replied by Zark
(Emerald City)
03/26/2017

Do you also squeeze like your trying to hold pee in at the same time? (ie. squeezing the prostate)

Belil
(Los Angeles)
04/07/2021

Tomatoes

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Posted by Will (Milburn, Oklahoma) on 08/23/2015
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Let me just begin by saying that I have known for 20 years that something was not right with my prostate, you can feel when its not right. But I noticed just recently that the discomfort and symptoms have gone away entirely. I started searching my diet and trying to understand this. It took a few days before I realized what it was.

About 2 1/2 months ago I changed my breakfast habits. I started making breakfast burritos every morning and sometimes at lunch. Long story short my wife was in hospital and I was trying to simplify things. I had noticed that my burritos tasted a lot better with Pace picante sauce on them, and so I read the label and there was no sugar, corn syrup, or artificial ingredients, preservatives etc and that it was cheaper by the gallon Hmmm. So I started buying the medium heat picante sauce by the gallon and refilling my little glass pace jars.

I am starting the third gallon and I woke up the other morning and realized that even when I take my allergy meds with Pseudoephedrine in them that there was no discomfort. I also noticed there was no issues going to pee, Hmmm. Why?? I started searching and discovered why. Because of a ingredient in tomatoes called Lycopene. That is the only changes in diet I have made.

I eat at least a half cup of it a day almost every day. I'm a old member here at Earth Clinic and so I have been using lemon or lime and baking soda for maybe 10 years for my ph, Thanks to TED. It's been years since I have used the site. But I thought this to important not to share. I wasn't looking for a remedy, but I tripped over one by mistake. I found a remedy that works and didn't know it. When I realized I had healed myself I started looking for how. I could think of no better place to share it. Better save this one folks, It works.


Turpentine

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

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile , Tn)
04/01/2016

HI U JOE,,,,,,,,,, you have helped far more people than you realize. Posts like this are simple and to the point. All get the message.

I commend you. ====ORH=====


Twisting, Wringing

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Posted by Barry (Vineland, New Jersey) on 12/05/2008
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Urinating while retaining problems: I found that twisting the penis like wringing a dishrag helps release urine in stages. Not a cure, but temporarily releases urine to alleviate the pain.You can feel it re-loading, then let the penis unravel and release...

Replied by Dee
(Hill Country, Tx)
09/22/2010

Dear EC, Cross reference this remedy to your "Remedies: Laughter" page!



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