Natural Remedies for Prostate Cancer

Tess Thompson



If you are a male above fifty years of age, you are likely to be at risk of developing some prostate disorder. Irrespective of whether the disorder is an inflammation, an enlargement or a cancer of the prostate, all prostate conditions should be addressed in their early stages. This is especially important since all prostate disorders are progressive in nature. There is also a possibility of prostate cancer going undiagnosed for a long period of time.

Conventional treatments for prostate disorders include surgery, transurethral treatments, radiation therapies and prostate medications. Although these methods are effective, they also have side effects. In many cases, the condition reoccurs after treatment. It is imperative that you tackle the issue of prostate health proactively and ensure that you take a certain number of preventive measures. Even if you do not see any signs of prostate disorder, it is recommended that preventive measures be adopted if you are a male above fifty years of age. These preventive measures can go a long way in avoiding expensive surgery and complicated treatments later.

Natural remedies for prostate cancer can prove to be extremely helpful in preventing and, at times, curing prostate cancer. The goal of alternative therapies is to arrest prostate disorders before they surface. Alternative therapies are not symptomatic but holistic in nature. Herbs for curbing prostate enlargement while maintaining overall prostate health also ensure long-term wellbeing and vitality. Listed are some of these herbs:

Saw palmetto, a small, hardy, clump-forming, spiny palm from southern United States, is an ancient American remedy for prostate disorders.

Pygeum is an herbal remedy that can be obtained from the extracts of the bark of Prunus africana, a plant native to Africa. It contains substances that restrict enlargement of the prostate.

Stinging nettle, a perennial Eurasian nettle established in North America, is another traditional remedy for prostate disorders.

Leading researchers are now actively involved in unearthing the effects of lifestyles and dietary habits on all types of cancers including prostate cancer. Overdependence on an ‘air-conditioned’ lifestyle has landed us in a situation where we do not get adequate sunshine. Sunshine is a primary source of vitamin D, which is instrumental in arresting the spread of cancer cells.

A fruit and vegetable diet is much more prostate-friendly than an animal-based diet. It is now being asserted that vegetables that have antioxidant properties can help in reducing the risk of prostate cancer.

Ancient Indian ayurvedic therapy relies heavily on drinking water, fasting, periodically avoiding solid foods and consuming a balanced diet consisting of fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables for promoting prostate health. This kind of a routine can also help in avoiding cancer of the prostate gland. Some fruits and vegetables that you may consider as part of prostate cancer prevention are tomatoes, pink grapefruit, watermelon and guava.

Homeopathy also offers multiple remedies for preventing prostate disorders like cancer. Remedies like Chimaphilla umbellata, Pulsatilla, Clematis, Apis, Staphysagria, Selenium, Baryta carb, Kali bic, and Causticum are some of the viable options for those who desire to take certain proactive steps to avoid prostate issues.

References:
http://www.healingtherapies.info/natural_prostate_health.htm
http://www.mercola.com/2005/mar/9/prostate_cancer.htm

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