Prostate gland problems generally affect men as they age. These health issues are mostly caused by infection, prostate enlargement or prostate cancer. There are several natural remedies that we can try to address these health conditions. However, the evidence is debatable on whether these treatments actually work. If you do want to try any of these natural remedies, talk to your doctor first because some herbal treatments can interact with prescription medications if you are already into it.
Stinging Nettle Root
Prostatitis is swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland and often causes frequent urination, burning sensation, and painful urination. When it comes to this condition, stinging nettle root is one of the best remedies we can that we can try.
Stinging nettle leaves may cause sharp, intense pain, but its extract has benefits for the prostate. Its roots have bioactive phytochemicals that can help shrink prostate tissue and eliminate inflammatory wastes through urination. Make a tea by simply adding 1 teaspoon of dried stinging nettle leaves in hot water. Let it sit for 10 minutes, strain, and drink the tea 2 to 3 times daily.
Green tea is loaded with antioxidants (polyphenols) that can help prevent prostate cancer. Aside from this, it also helps in controlling urination and burning sensation, as well as decreasing the size of enlarged prostates.
Turmeric is known worldwide for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties thus making it an effective remedy for prostatitis and in fighting off prostate cancer. We can have turmeric water with honey for this benefit.
Basil is probably one of the best natural remedies for prostate relief and prostate problems. It can help treat enlarged prostate glands, combat prostate cancer, and reduce prostate inflammation.
Enjoy these benefits by making basil leaf juice and consuming it several times a day.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Unfiltered, raw apple cider vinegar has astringent properties that can help shrink the swollen prostate glands. In addition to this, it also aids in weight loss and helps prevent complications of an enlarged prostate such as UTI’s.
For this remedy, we simply need to mix 1-2 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon honey in one glass of warm water. Drink the mixture twice a day.
A Warm bath
A warm bath relaxes the pelvic muscles and promotes healing. It also relieves inflammation of the prostate gland and reduces the enlarged gland.
For this method, simply sit in a bathtub containing warm water with ½ cup of Epsom salt for about 3 minutes. Then, move for 1 minute to another bathtub (or large container) with cold water and several drops of lavender essential oil.