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What are the herbal approaches to treat prostatitis ?

Date:2013-03-21 click:

Antibiotics is usually prescribed to treat prostatitis. In addition to antibiotics, there are herbal approaches to treat prostatitis

 
Prostatitis is a condition that involves inflammation of the prostate gland in men, which can either be bacterial or non-bacterial in nature. Depending on the type of prostatitis, the condition can cause urinary problems and pain, as well as fever, nausea, blood in the urine or semen and frequent bladder infections.
 
Several herbal remedy for prostatitis are as follows:
 
1. Saw Palmetto
 
Saw palmetto is best known for its use as an herbal remedy for BPH, but it's also used to treat prostatitis symptoms, says the University of Michigan Health System. "According to laboratory studies, saw palmetto contains constituents that act to reduce swelling and inflammation," the University of Michigan explains. The University of Maryland Medical Center advises taking 160 mg capsules of saw palmetto twice daily to help treat non-bacterial prostatitis, ensuring that the extract is standardized for 85 to 95 percent fatty acids and sterols.
 
2. Stinging Nettle
 
Stinging nettle may help to support prostate health and treat prostatitis. Stinging nettle was historically eaten or drank as a tea to reduce uric acid or for use as a diuretic, says the Herb Growing & Marketing Network. For prostate support, stinging nettle extract capsules or tablets can be taken at a dose of 80 mg per day, recommends the University of Maryland Medical Center.
 
3. Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill
 
Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is a traditional Chinese herbal remedy for prostatitis. In these three herbal medicine, Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill has its particular advantages. In Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill, materials such as polygonum aviculare, dianthus superbus, talc and plantago can clear heat and promot diuresis. Houttuynia can clear toxic materials. Safflower is able to promote blood circulation. There are also various pure herbs which can help patients improve physical conditioning in the meidicine. In addition, traditional Chinese medicine can keep a long-lasting effect, has no side effect and drug resistance.

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