WHAT IS SAW PALMETTO?
Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) as name describe for its fan shaped leaves is native to U.S.A. It's an evergreen shrub that grows 2 to 10 feet tall and can grow up to 20 to 25 feet tall as a small tree. Berries ripens and turn to bluish black from green.
What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?
If we talk about BPH, it's called as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. After 40 to 45 years of age, due to sex hormones changes or prolonged sitting with improper diet (as causes are not clear) most of the men can develop with this condition which presents with following symptoms:-
- Frequent urination
- Increased frequency at night time
- Abdominal pain
- Dribbling of urine at the end
- Urinary infections
- Unable to empty the bladder
HOW AYURVEDA DEFINES?
Vata dosha among three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) is responsible for pain related disorders. Vata gets vitiated due to consumption of more dry, hard, packed, junk foods and it gets settled in body channels to block the. Here in Paurush Granthi Shoth (BPH) Vata takes its seat at prostate gland and comes with symptoms mentioned above.
IS THERE ANY HERBAL REMEDY FOR BPH OR MALE HEALTH ISSUES?
Yes, there are lot of herbal remedies available in market claiming permanent cure for BPH or male health issue like erectile dysfunctions, low sperm count, impotence etc.
Always look for Natural products with standardized extracts for better results. Ayurvedic Medicines take time to show their results so one should be patient and go ahead with proper treatment course as advised with natural diet and active life style.
IS DIET IMPORTANT WHILE USING NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS?
Yes, Ayurvedic doctors focus more on diet first while prescribing natural products. It is always advised to opt for natural diet containing fresh fruits, leafy vegetables.
- Use more vegetables like bottle guards, bitter melons, round gourd, ridge gourd.
- Drink coconut water.
- Drink plenty of water daily (varies according to the body condition)
- Use cow's ghee (not advised in heart diseases)
- Avoid eating outside, junk/packed foods
- No soft drinks/alcohol
- Limit tea/coffee
- Exercise daily
- Practice yoga under an expert