Rye grass pollen is an extract made from the pollen of rye grass and timothy. The supplement is thought to be helpful in lowering the urge to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. One study showed that rye grass pollen may be effective in reducing symptoms like frequent urination and nighttime urination. Extracts of South African star grass are used for medical purposes because they contain beta sitosterols. Plant sterols like these are thought to reduce inflammation and improve urine flow in men with enlarged prostate.
You can also find beta sitosterol in some yogurts and margarines. There is some evidence to suggest that beta sitosterol may actually be effective in treating urinary symptoms related to enlarged prostate. Red clover is a plant that’s flower tops are used to make herbal supplements to treat a variety of conditions, including enlarged prostate. The supplement may help reduce nighttime bathroom trips for men with enlarged prostate, but there isn’t enough evidence to prove that it’s effective. Stinging nettle is a plant with a long medicinal history in Europe. Its leaves have fine hairs that cause sharp pain when they touch human skin — that’s how it got the name stinging nettle. The leaves and root are also thought to have medicinal benefits. In Europe, the root is often used to treat enlarged prostate.
Some believe it can help increase the flow of urine in men with enlarged prostate. However, there isn’t solid clinical research to support its effectiveness, and one 2007 study concluded that more research is needed. Oil extracted from pumpkin seeds can be purchased in capsule form. One study found that pumpkin seed oil is a safe and may be an effective alternative treatment for enlarged prostate. Researchers used a dose of 320 mg per day over the course of 12 months. The pumpkin seed oil was more effective than the placebo in improving symptoms and quality of life. It’s important to note that herbal supplements aren’t prescribed by doctors to treat enlarged prostate. They also aren’t approved by the Food and Drug Administration. None of the above medications should be used in place of medical treatment from a doctor. If you aren’t getting relief from symptoms that are interfering with your daily life, it might be time to talk to your doctor about prescription medications. There are two types of drugs that have had success in treating benign enlarged prostate. Your doctor will need to do an exam and see which is the best choice for you. Black salve is a dark-colored herbal paste applied to the skin. It’s an extremely harmful alternative skin cancer treatment. Use of this treatment isn’t backed by scientific research. In fact, the FDA has labeled it a “fake cancer cure,” and it’s illegal to sell the ointment as a cancer treatment. Still, it’s available for sale via the internet and mail-order companies. Some people apply this corrosive ointment on malignant tumors and moles with the intent of destroying cancerous skin cells. However, there is absolutely no evidence that black salve is effective for treating any kind of cancer. Using black salve can result in serious and painful side effects. Black salve is a paste, poultice, or ointment made of various herbs. It’s applied directly to areas on the body with the hope of burning away or “drawing out” cancer. Black salve is commonly made with zinc chloride or the flowering North American plant bloodroot ( Sanguinaria canadensis ). Bloodroot contains a powerfully corrosive alkaloid called sanguinarine.
Black salves are classified as escharotics because they destroy skin tissue and leave behind a thick scar called an eschar. Black salve was commonly used during the 18th and 19th centuries to chemically burn off tumors that were isolated to the top layers of skin.
It has been promoted and used by naturopaths as an alternative cancer treatment with dubious results.