Thursday, 23 July 2015

Stinging Nettle Root For Treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

There is now a growing body of scientific evidence that Stinging Nettle(Urtica Dioica) root can reduce the symptoms of BPH(Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia).

A fairly recent randomized double blind study from 2013, once again confimed the benefit of nettle root for reducing symptoms in patients with BPH.


Quote from the study:

Herbal medicines such as nettle have been used in many studies to treat prostate disease, and desirable results have been achieved in this regard. In three clinical trials on BPH patients, nettle had a better impact in reducing patients’ clinical symptoms than placebo.

It's worth pointing out that its the root specifically that you want for treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and not the leaf part of the plant.

However nettle leaf is also extremely medicinal, very nutritive and a great general tonic herb with a number of benefits such as its anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine properties, supports the adrenal glands, thyroid, liver, kidneys, connective tissue and more.

The study concluded:

As a whole, nettle is recommended to be used more in treatment of BPH patients, given its beneficial effects in reducing BPH patients’ symptoms and its safety in terms of its side effects and its being better accepted on the side of patients.

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REFERENCES


1.  The Efficacy of Stinging Nettle (Urtica Dioica) in Patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Randomized Double-Blind Study in 100 Patients
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3589769/

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