Nettle (root) and its healing properties on enlarged prostate, prostatic hyperplasia, libido and other male problems.

Stinging nettle ( Urtica dioica)
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The Effects Of Nettle On The Body And Prostate.

– Reduces bothersome symptoms associated with large prostate ;

– Significantly improves the volume and urine output;

– Facilitates urination;

– Reduces the number of nighttime awakenings ;

– Decreases the involuntary discharge ;

– Restores hormonal balance and boosts libido


Nettle, The Prodigious Benefactress Of The Plant Kingdom.

Stinging nettle ( Urtica dioica) is a herbaceous plant of the family Urticaceae . Its name comes from the Latin ” urere ” which means “to burn .” Contained in most traditional pharmacopoeia , the benefits of nettle have been known since Roman times. The wisdom of our ancients advocated against fever , rheumatism , incontinence, ulcers, cramps, and nose bleeds . Formerly called ” plant gift from God ” or ” grass beauty ” nettle served as a means to eliminate acne, fight hair loss and rejuvenate libido.

Today, the traditional medicine has recognized its restorative qualities , diuretic , astringent , purifying and digestive approved by serious scientific studies. The total lack of side effects and improvement of symptoms it provides have attracted thousands of men with benign prostatic hyperplasia .

As capricious gland as it could be, the prostate remains discreet(with normal functions and size) for about forty years of ones life.

As an male gland, the prostate is located below the bladder , at the crossroad of the urinary and genital tracts. Its main function is to secrete semen , an essential element of the protection and transportation of sperm ( male sex cells). By the forties, the prostate volume increases. Day after day, the dilated gland compresses the urethra causing troublesome symptoms : weak stream drops laggards , desires constant day and night to urinate , feeling of incomplete emptying and pain in the lower abdomen. Frequently, the large prostate affects the nerves and necessary for the performance of the sexual act vessels.

Prostate and testosterone: a delicate balance!

The exact mechanism causing an enlargement of the prostate is unknown. Hormonal imbalance , inflammatory and autoimmune phenomena are suspected in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia . Over the years , testosterone (the hormone of sexual desire ) easily converts to dihydrotestosterone ( active derivative of testosterone).
Also called ” old age testosterone ” , dihydrotestosterone stimulates excessive growth of the prostate , causes depression and accelerates hair loss .

It also appears that many men as they age , convert testosterone into estrogen (female hormones). Higher levels of estrogen contributes to the increase in size of the prostate , causes the accumulation of abdominal fat and considerably impairs sexual vigor . Finally , the hormone of sexual desire has a tendency to bind to certain blood proteins . The latter, unfortunately , stimulate the excessive growth advantage of prostate cells.

Nettle Root Governs The Mechanisms Involved In Prostate Enlargement .

From the first signs of urinary discomfort , bioactive molecules nettle ( sitosterol , campesterol , phenylpropane , lignans, acids, triterpenes , ceramides , lectins , polysaccharides) act synergistically on several different independent and complementary areas:

– Prevent the conversion of testosterone into a harmful for the prostate molecule , dihydrotestosterone (DHT) ;
– Reduces the conversion of androgens (male hormones) to estrogens ( female hormones ), the latter stimulating prostate growth ;
– Inhibit the binding of testosterone to proteins  ( SHBG) in this way inhibiting their proliferative activity ;
– Make it more as bioavailable and better assimilated hormone for a significant improvement in the libido of the man;
– Substantially inhibit the activity of the growth factor of epithelial cells of the prostate ( EGF) ;
– Limit the occurrence of autoimmune phenomena that may occur in the prostate enlargement .

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