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Pygeum (Prunus africana)

Pygeum (Prunus africana)

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About

Pygeum is a tree. The bark is used as medicine.

Pygeum is used for treating symptoms of enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) and prostate cancer. It is also used for inflammation, kidney disease, urinary problems, malaria, stomachache, fever, and to increase sexual desire.

How does it work?

Pygeum contains chemicals that help shrink the prostate to relieve urinary problems such as poor urine flow and nighttime urination in men with enlarged prostates.

Traditionally used for

Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH).
Inflammation.
Kidney disease.
Malaria.
Stomachache.
Fever.
Sexual performance problems.

Dosage

By Mouth:

For symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), 75-200 mg standardized lipophilic extract (14% triterpenes, 0.5% n-docosanol) of pygeum per day.

Possible Side Effects

Pygeum is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth appropriately. It can cause nausea and abdominal pain.

Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking pygeum if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

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