10 Natural Prostate Control Remedies

10 Natural Prostate Control Remedies

Males have a prostate, females do not.

The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut, located between the penis and the bladder. The urethra, a tube that allows urine to flow out of the body, runs through the prostate gland.

The prostate’s main function is to mix prostatic fluid with sperm creating the component called semen during ejaculation. Prostatic fluid nourishes and protects sperm from the acidic environment of the vagina.

As men age, the prostate gland can grow in size. When this happens various symptoms may arise such as urination challenges due to the fact that the urethra becomes impinged. Other symptoms can include testicular pain, erectile dysfunction, urinary tract infection (UTI), kidney pain and weak urine storage.

These 10 natural prostate control remedies could offer prevention of future prostate problems such as prostatitis, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) or prostate cancer.

Note: Before attempting any recommended natural prostate control remedies, check with your doctor first.

Clinical Nutrition

Eating low on the food chain can make a world of difference for preventing many potential ailments, including those related to the prostate. A plant based diet rich in fresh, unprocessed, clean, raw or minimally cooked fruits and vegetables offers a wide range of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and more that can directly strengthen the prostate.

Some of these foods and their beneficial compounds include:

Sesame and Pumpkin Seeds – The Indian Journal of Urology cites zinc as a major component in maintaining a healthy prostate. Sesame and pumpkin seeds are excellent sources of this important mineral.

Tofu – It has been shown by a study published in the Journal of Urology that Asian men have a lower risk of BPH symptoms due to their high tofu intake. This food may also prevent prostate cancer. Tofu is made from soy beans and offers a perfect absorbent for surrounding foods, spices, and sauces in any dish.

Avocados – Eat more guacamole. Apparently, the avocado contains beta-sitosterol, a compound that is used in some prostate medicines. By eating more avocados (about three, four or even five per week) the Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews reports that it may help prostate related urine challenges as well as lower BPH. By the way, fat from avocado is a complex fat and assimilated by the body much easier than processed, simple fats.

Bell Peppers – These vegetables are often underrated in their healing abilities as they contain the highest amount of vitamin C than any other vegetable. According to the Mayo Clinic, vitamin C obtained from vegetables only (apparently fruit is broken down differently and helps other systemic functions) may decrease prostate related symptoms.

Salmon – Eating natural sources of omega-3 is essential to gaining many health enhancing benefits. When it comes to the prostate, this fatty-acid has been inked to assisting in the production of prostaglandin, an important hormone-like chemical messenger that could help keep the prostate healthy. If you are a vegetarian the best omega-3 source is sea algae.

Botanical Prostate Medicine 

Another option or addition to natural prostate control are herbal supplements. There are many botanical medicine choices available that work just as good or even better than conventional choices.

Some botanical remedies for prostate control are:

Saw Palmetto Berries – According to small studies, the saw palmetto berry (a relative to the palm family) has been shown to maintain prostate health. These can easily be added to your dietary supplemental regiment in capsule form.

Pygeum – The bark of the African plum tree contains pygeum, a phytochemical that when taken as a daily supplement may reduce the need to urinate due to an enlarged prostate.

Rye Grass Pollen Extract – It may sound odd but rye grass pollen extract (made from three grasses – rye, timothy and corn) has been linked to relieving the nighttime need to urinate as well as being able to fully empty the bladder.

Stinging Nettle – The University of Maryland Medical Center cites stinging nettle as,

“…being used widely in Europe to treat BPH. Studies in people suggest that stinging nettle, in combination with other herbs (especially saw palmetto), may be effective at relieving symptoms, such as reduced urinary flow, incomplete emptying of the bladder, post urination dripping, and the constant urge to urinate.”

Red Clover – Rich in isoflavones, a protein that is believed to prevent prostate and other unrelated tumors, red clover is a centuries old remedy. A popular brand is Trinovin which contains four different of this powerful botanical.

These 10 natural prostate control remedies could be a good addition to your daily routine. Talk to your doctor before trying, especially if you have been diagnosed with a prostate problem.