Anyone who has been around for long enough will know well that medicine is not all about the hospital. As a matter of fact these days, even the doctors are coming to acknowledge the power and potential of herbal medicine in treating various ills that inflict mankind. This article explores the known herbal treatments for prostate cancer and how they are used.
One of the most popular herbal prostate cancer remedies is the pomegranate, a small tree or thorny shrub native to tropical Asia and characterized by large solitary flowers. The fruit of this plant has incredible antioxidant powers that are now known to be helpful in the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer. The juice made from pomegranate fruits is sticky and sweet, but it is encouraged even by oncologists for patients at risk of prostate cancer. ‘One drink a day,’ they say. ‘Hold it in your mouth and swish it around a little, and you can lower your risk of prostate cancer by as much as a whopping 35%!
There have been arguments for and against the potential of lycopene in the treatment of prostate cancer, but one cannot deny the fact that men in a clinical trial who took up to ten helpings of tomato rich substances in a day reduced their risk of prostate cancer by up to 40%. It may not seem like much, but a man who has seen his dad die of the disease and knows that he might be next would jump at a 1% chance of not getting a cancer of the prostate. In any case, doctors are starting to recommend lycopene rich foods as part of their patients’ anti prostate cancer diet.
You might want to start up a diet that is richer in chili content also. Hot peppers may make your eyes water but they also make your prostate cancers suffer. Why? The cancerous cells suffer so much when they meet capsaicin that they commit a hearty suicide, something they should have done in the first place. Capsaicin, the chili substance in hot peppers recently surfaced as a potential cure for prostate cancer when it was found that the chemical caused apoptosis in advanced stage prostate cancer. It may be why prostate cancer is not so common in Asia, Africa and even South America; they eat a lot of the stuff.
Green tea has been known to be medicinal for ages, and now we are led to believe that it may help with prostate cancer as well. Taking a few cups of the substance may help to prevent the processes that start up prostate cancer, one study suggests. Certainly it helps to slow down the rate at which prostate specific antigens double in patients with advanced stage disease. If ever there was a herbal prostate treatment you can trust, this has to be it.
Post prostate operations or recovery, almost all men have serious erectile dysfunction problems and one might have to include Erectile Dysfunction Medications as part of the rehabilitation process. Also these days Viagra Professional is advertised as the strongest impotence drug that can help stubborn cases of ED. But often men could need the aid of penile pumps and other aids.
Vijay Jain is a qualified pharmacist in India.