10 Remedies to Shrink The Prostate Naturally
The antioxidants or catechins present in green tea enhances the immune system and can even potentially reduce the progression of prostate cancer. But, green tea also contains caffeine which can stimulate the bladder causing a sudden urge to urinate. This could worsen your BPH symptoms.
Fruits and vegetables contain a natural pigment called lycopene. A study found that this naturally occurring pigment can help in slowing the progression of BPH. Tomatoes happen to be loaded with lycopene thereby making it the most readily available source.
Lycopene has antioxidant qualities. Those fruits or vegetables which have a deeper pink or red color have higher lycopene content. For example carrots, apricots, papaya, red cabbage, red bell peppers, pink grapefruit, watermelon, and guava.
Stinging nettle is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds similar to those present in pygeum and saw palmetto. The root of the nettle is sometimes used in a combination with saw palmetto. Among the remedies for BPH stinging nettle has shown that it is effective, but more research is needed to determine how effective it actually is.
Pumpkin seeds contain a compound called beta-sitosterol which is similar to cholesterol. This compound is found in some other plants as well. As per preliminary studies, beta-sitesterol has shown that it can help in improving the urine flow and effectively reduce the amount of urine left in the bladder after urination. Studies have also suggested taking 10g of pumpkin seed extract on a regular basis to treat the symptoms of BPH.