Natural Remedies That Can Help Treat Enlarged Prostate

The prostate gland is located around the urethra and looks like a walnut. Although considered to be unimportant, the prostate gland is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of the male reproductive system.[1] The prostate is responsible for adding fluid to semen which further carries out the sperm.

The prostate is usually small but, with time, develops into two growth phases. As the males mature, the prostate becomes double its size.[2] However, in some people, as they begin to grow older, the prostate begins to shrink in size. It is anticipated that the prostate grows until the age of 25 and then continues to grow.

While some men may experience healthy growth in the prostate gland, some notice unusual growth, this unusual growth of the prostate gland is referred to as benign prostatic hyperplasia or an enlarged prostate. The prostate grows so much in size that it presses down the urethra, thereby causing a lot of problems in restricting the blood flow across the bladder.[3] Apart from that, oversized or enlarged prostate also causes several problems such as

  • Painful urination
  • Excessive urination
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Voiding difficulty

In such situations, it is essential to get in touch with your doctor. However, there are various types of treatment available in the market.  

Enlarged prostate treatment

Depending on the severity of the condition, the doctor may prescribe treatment. While there are medicinal treatments to ease the enlarged prostate problem, there are natural remedies too.

The natural remedies are considered to be one of the best ways to prevent enlarged prostate symptoms. It is always suggested that before trying any of the natural remedies for enlarged prostate, it is necessary to get in touch with your doctor.[4] The herbal supplements may not be easily available in the market, but if your doctor prescribes it, this will become a lot easier for you.

Natural Remedies

Well, nothing can ever go wrong with natural remedies. If you haven’t yet tried it, you need to get in touch with the doctor before bringing any changes. Some of the natural remedies that can be extremely fruitful for treating enlarged prostate include the following.

Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto, obtained from the palm tree, is one of the most effective herbal remedies for treating an enlarged prostate.[5] Over the years, it has been used as an alternative treatment for curing urinary diseases, mostly caused by an enlarged prostate. Few studies conducted have shown the positive impact of saw palmetto in treating enlarged prostate symptoms.

Further research is being done to determine the impact of palmetto with other medicines in treating BPH. However, saw palmetto is safe and can help treat the symptoms. But the usage is accompanied by mild side effects such as headache and stomachache.

Sesame Seeds

Being rich in zinc, the sesame seeds are considered to be the most beneficial for easing enlarged prostate symptoms.[6] Men suffering from BPH or prostate cancer have low levels of zinc in their bodies. The zinc levels in the body are around 75% lower than that of a man with a healthy prostate.

Rather than opting for zinc supplements, you should prefer having foods rich in zinc. Zinc-rich foods are easier to digest. As a result, you can include sesame seeds as a part of your daily diet. Some of the other zinc-rich foods that you should be having are almonds, adzuki beans, pumpkin beans, and more.

One of the animal studies conducted has shown the positive impact of pumpkin seeds in treating BPH.


As per reports, obesity increases the chances of developing prostate cancer. However, studies have shown that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids can help keep obesity in control.[7] It also contributes towards preventing weight gain. Salmon is known to be one of the greatest sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

The healthy fats found in omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent you from different problems such as

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Weight gain
  • Inflammation
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Not everyone likes fish. So, for people who do not consume fish, some of the prominent foods to consume to get hold of omega-3 fatty acids include canola oil, ground flax seeds, chia seeds and more. You might as well prefer consuming soybeans and kidney beans to get your daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids.


Pygeum is obtained from the bark of African plum trees. This traditional medicine helps cure several urinary problems.[8] Pygeum is extremely beneficial for treating BPH symptoms.

Different small studies conducted over the years have shown the positive impact of pygeum in treating urine flow and making the bladder empty.[9] But, pygeum is extremely easy and safe to use. These can prove to be extremely convenient in treating upset stomach and headache. However, there are no studies to determine long-term safety.


Avocados are one of the greatest sources of beta-sitosterol. These plant-based sterols are considered to help ease the symptoms of BPH. If you have been suffering from urinary flow problems and residual urine volume, you might consider consuming avocados to ease the flow.

However, it is always recommended to be careful with the consumption of avocados because an excess of beta-sitosterol can be harmful as well. Other rich sources of beta-sitosterol include pecans, soybeans, wheat germ, and pumpkin seeds.[10]

An enlarged prostate can interfere with your sexual life as well. As suggested, it is always recommended to consult your doctor before bringing any changes. If you face any problems in your sexual life due to enlarged prostate, you may prefer trying Spanish Fly Pro as well.

All you need to do is add a few drops of it to water and take it – and you will be able to see the effect within minutes.[11] It’s going to help arouse the inner you and help make for some great sex. The best part? There are no side effects to be worried about. Yes, it is sure to give your sex life a boost.


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