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Prostate enlargement Ayurvedic treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  
Prostate enlargement Ayurvedic treatment
Prostate enlargement Ayurvedic treatment

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:

  • The first sign of the prostate enlargement is frequent urination at night.
  • Feeling a trouble starting or stopping urination
  • Dribbling of urine
  • Urgency to urinate
  • Feeling of incomplete emptying of bladder
  • Lower abdominal pain (in some cases)
  • Slow or weak urinary stream

Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment of Prostate Enlargerment 

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.

Herbs to cure Prostate Enlargment Naturally

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:

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.

Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines and Natural Remedies to Cure  Enlarge Prostate BPH

Follwing Ayurvedic medicine are being used sucessfully by Ayurvedic doctors to cure enlargement of prostate:

  1. Aswagandharishtam
  2. Punarnavasavam
  3. Saribhadyasavam
  4. Bala Thailam
  5. Dhanwantharam Thailam
  6. Narayana Thailam
  7. Dhanwantharam 101 capsule
  8. Punarnavadi Kashayam
  9. Sukumaram Kashayam
  10. Varanadi Kashayam
  11. Vidaryadi Kashayam
  12. Chandraprabha vatika
  13. Dhanwantharam Gulika
  14. Kanchanara gulgulu
  15. Aswagandhadi lehyam
  16. Sukumaram lehyam 

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

  1. Avoid cold temperature and dampness.
  2. Do not suppress urination urge. When one feels urination urge, he should urinate as soon as an urge arises.
  3. Sitting on soft sofa may not beneficial for men with prostate, so Ayurveda recommends sitting on a hard chair.
  4. Avoid use of alcohol and coffee.
  5. Avoid spicy and junk foods.
  6. Stress may deteriorate the prostate symptoms, so reduce stress. For reducing mental stress and relaxation, shirodhara is excellent.
  7. Restrict fluid intake after 6PM, especially before going to bed.
  8. Quit smoking.
  9. Avoid the use of antihistamine medications.

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 Saini

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

MD Alternative Medicine

Panchkarma Detox Expert

Member of AAA (Australian Association of Ayurveda)
PH- 0061 430 799 515 


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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

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