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 genrally over and around age 60. Prostate enlargement also called benign prostate hyperplasia is a condition in which prostate gland enlarges in size and causes difficulties in urination. In many cases, a surgical intervention may be required.
Although, exact underlying causes of the prostate enlargement are not known, but enlargement is caused by vitiated Vata humor in the urinary system. Vata aggravation generally may occur by controlling the urge of urination and over indulgence in sex.
Symptoms of Prostate Hypertrophy
The following symptoms may appear in men with prostate hypertrophy:
Ayurvedic treatment involves helping in strengthening urinary system, pacifying aggravated Vata, offering some relief from the symptoms of prostate enlargement. All these are based on using organic herbs, ayurvedic medicines and lifestyle changes as per Ayurveda.
Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic, one of the popular Ayurvedic Clinic in Melbourne, Australia has prepared an herbal formulation that has been helping many patients every day.
Following herbs are mentioned in ayurvedic texts as used traditionally to treat prostrate enlagement.
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 helps to reduce 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 considered as one of the best natural 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 helps to reduce the size of enlarged prostate. It helps to alleviate the inflammation of prostate due to its anti-inflammatory action.
Follwing Ayurvedic medicine are being used traditionally by Ayurvedic doctors to treat enlargement of prostate:
These Ayurvedic panchkarma therapies may be considered useful 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 may gradually help in reducing the increased size of prostate gland.
Yoga may help men in symptomatic relief of prostate enlargement and also help strength the urinary system. There are six yoga posture that may benefit in prostate and help 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).
If you wish to enquire more information on Prostrate enlargement Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
Dr Gurnam Saini (Ayurvedic Doctor)
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