The prostate is a walnut sized gland present between rectum and pubic bone in men. It plays a role in the process of seminal fluid production. It surrounds the urinary duct (urethra) at the urinary bladder opening.
Prostate enlargement is a common problem in men over age 60. Prostate enlargement or benign prostate hyperplasia is a condition in which prostate gland enlarges in size and causes difficulties in urination.
Causes of Prostate Enlargement or Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)
The medical science is not sure for the exact cause of prostate enlargement, but it may be linked with male hormone imbalance, as men grow older.
Ayurvedic Views on BPH
Although, exact underlying causes of the prostate enlargement are not known even in Ayurveda, but enlargement is caused by vitiated Vata humor in the urinary system. Vata aggravation generally occurs by controlling the urge of urination and over indulgence in sex.
Symptoms of Prostate Hypertrophy
The following symptoms appear in men with prostate hypertrophy:
Ayurvedic treatment involves strengthening urinary system, pacifying aggravated Vata, give relief from the symptoms of prostate enlargement and finally help to decrease the size of prostate gland naturally without using any chemicals. All these purposes are fulfilled using organic herbs, ayurvedic medicines and lifestyle changes as per Ayurveda.
Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic, most popular Ayurvedic Clinic in Melbourne, Australia has prepared an herbal formulation that has been helping many patients every day. You can also purchase the following herbal formula from the Clinic. The detail of each ingredient is given here under:
Varuna (Crataeva Nurvala)
Varuna is an ayurvedic herb used for prostate enlargement and obesity. It suppresses Vata and Kapha. It is an appetizer, liver stimulant, diuretic, blood purifier and bitter tonic for urinary system. It also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, so it is also beneficial in inflammation of prostate gland and urinary tract infection. It is a litholytic herb, which means it has ability to break up kidney stones. It contains lupeol, which suppresses the action of glycolate oxidase, and thus reduces the oxalate production in the body. In prostate enlargement, it reduces inflammation, eases in urination and decreases the frequent urination and trouble with starting and stopping urination.
Shilajeet (Mineral Pitch and Asphaltum)
Shilajeet is also named as Mineral Pitch and Asphaltum. It is an exudate secreted from the layers of the rocks. It composed of organic plant materials and some humus. In Ayurveda, it is known for its rejuvenation action in the body and anti-aging characteristics. It is the best ayurvedic remedy for the enlarged prostate. It helps to decrease the size of prostate gland. It also aids in maintaining the urine flow. It is beneficial for the patient suffering from the frequent urination and dribbling of the urine. Other benefits of Shilajeet include relief from general debility, sexual problem, kidney stone and mental fatigue.
Ashawagandha (Withania Somnifera)
Ashawagandha is widely used in ayurvedic treatment for muscular weakness, general debility, stress, depression, impotency and prostate gland enlargement. It has rejuvenation and aphrodisiac properties due to which is generally given to many patients with sexual disorders. In prostate gland enlargement, it helps to give strength to the urinary bladder and also reduces the size of enlarged prostate. It alleviates the inflammation of prostate due to its anti-inflammatory action.
Ayurvedic therapies and Panchkarma detox in Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)
These Ayurvedic panchkarma therapies are very usefull to manage BPH naturally
Basti karma is one of the main panchakarma procedures. It is used to eliminate vata humor from the body. It is also called herbal enema. These herbal enemas are of many kinds, but when it is used in prostate enlargement, herbal oil is used as medicine in the enema. It pacifies the vata humor and helps in reducing the increased size of prostate gland.
Follwing Ayurvedic medicine are being used sucessfully by Ayurvedic doctors to cure enlargement of prostate:
Yoga to Manage Prostate Enlargement
Yoga can helps men with prostate enlargement. There are six yoga posture benefit in prostate and helps to reduce the size of enlarged prostate gland. These yoga poses are Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose), Mandukasana (frog yoga pose), Paripuran Navasana (Boat pose), Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining Big Toe Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand pose) and Sirshasana (Headstand pose).
Lifestyle to Prevent Enlargement of Prostate
Ayurveda has promising treatment of prostate enlargement. If you are suffering from any symptoms of prostate hypertrophy, contact Dr. Gurnam Saini for the further information and treatment plan.
Dr Gurnam Singh Saini
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
MD Alternative Medicine
Panchkarma Detox Expert
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