Folk remedies of treatment of adenoma and prostatitis
First, some numbers:
Up to 90 % of patients in Germany and Austria, for the first time have applied for initial or mild symptoms of disorders of urination associated with BPH received herbal preparations, which are considered to be folk remedies treatment of prostate.
In the U.S. for 2002, 2.5 million patients used the fruit extract of saw Palmetto (Serenoa Repens-MS) for treatment. Extracts WED 5-6 won an honorable place in the list of best-selling medicinal plant in America, sales amounted to more than $ 43 million .[2 ]
What are the reasons of such popularity? The findings of the research:
The fruit extract saw Palmetto (Serenoa Repens) inhibits the activity of enzymes 5a-reductase and aromatase, promoting the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, that is, eliminate the cause of the development of prostatic hyperplasia. (Similar to the action of inhibitors of 5-alpha-reductase)
Has androgenic, anti-edematous, anti-inflammatory and vasoprotective properties. (Similar to the action of Alpha1-blockers)
The extracts of Serenoa Repens devoid of side effects . The first significant signs of relief patients taking the drug, I notice in 3-4 weeks .
Below are the articles of leading Russian scientists:
Urology clinic First mgmu them. Sechenov:
“…Thus, after analyzing the publications of issledovania the treatment of patients suffering from prostatic hyperplasia and chronic prostatitis, Serenoa Repens extract, it can be concluded that the first treatment results occur after 4-6 weeks after the appointment. However, the majority of evidence suggests that the most pronounced improvement of treatment occurs no earlier than after 3 months of taking Saw Palmetto (Serenoa Repens). Therefore, a 3-month course purpose this plant extract Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is preferred for the treatment of BPH and chronic prostatitis . Separate attention deserves the high safety of this herbal preparation: even long, more than 24 months, the use, caused no adverse events in patients”
The overall result of the analysis of these and other studies it was concluded that extracts of Serenoa repens may be the drugs of first-line treatment of symptoms of the lower urinary tract (SNMP ) [3 ]
In 2007 European Association of Urology have been summarized and published comparative effectiveness studies of drugs in bulletine “Medical management of BPH: role of plant extracts”[1 ].
Comparison of the extract of the fruit Serenoa Repens 320 mg/day and Tamsulosin (Omnic) 5mg/day
Duration: 6 months.
Number of patients: 550 people