The prostate problems are fairly common, here we offer a natural remedy that will help you protect your prostate and prevent disease.
The prostate is a gland of the male reproductive system. This gland helps to produce prostatic fluid, which is a component of semen and promotes fertility by facilitating the penetration of sperm through the cervix. There are three main conditions that can affect this gland:
Adenoma or benign prostatic hyperplasia: This disorder is characterized by an increase in the size of prostate making pressure on the bladder and causes a constant urge to urinate. This kind of condition is not cancerous.
Prostatitis: This is a chronic or acute infection of the prostate that can be accompanied by fever. This disease is the result of repeated urinary infections or sexual contamination.
Prostate cancer: The prostate cancer is the fourth cause of death from cancer. The tumor develops in the gland. If left untreated, the cancer can spread and affect other organs. The causes of the disease have not yet been established exactly, but some factors must be taken into consideration:
- Family history
- Inflammation of the prostate
- Pesticide exposure
- Diet high in red or processed meat
- Diet high in fat
Moreover, there are other prostate problems: an inability to urinate, urination disorders, pain in the lower back and in the genital, erectile disorders, of ejaculation, etc.
A plant that helps relieve prostate problems
Here is a natural remedy that will help you prevent or remedy the disorders of the prostate. This is a plant known by the name of willowherb. It has anti-inflammatory, astringent, antibacterial and soothing properties which are also effective against other disorders such as diarrhea, gastroenteritis, respiratory ailments, hemorrhoids, etc.
Traditional medicine has long used this plant to address disorders of the prostate, bladder or kidneys. Here are some of the benefits of willowherb:
- Promotes the formation of red blood cells
- Combats certain cancers (particularly that of the prostate)
- Boosts the immune system
- Treats infections of the mouth and throat
- Treats blood loss
Furthermore, a study at Medical University of Warsaw in Poland has shown that willowherb extracts contain components that inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells. Only when the famous Austrian botanist Maria Treben mentioned the herb in her book Health through God’s Pharmacy, the willowherb has been recognized as a medicinal plant. The botanist advised the plant to be used in cases of prostate disorders. Willowherb is rich in vitamin C, provitamin A, phytosterols, flavonoids and tannins.
How to prepare herbal tea with willowherb?
You can find dried willowherb in the herbalist store. Infuse a teaspoon of this herb in a cup of hot water. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes, filter and consume this drink twice a day. If you have prostate problems, drink this tea for a few weeks to notice results.
Warning: This herbal tea is to be consumed upon medical advice. Be sure to consult your doctor in case of prostate problems.