Prostate is a small, walnut sized, muscular gland of the male reproductive system. This gland is situated around the urethra and its function is making the most of the seminal fluid. Further, the muscular action of this small gland helps in ejection of semen and fluid through penis at the end of the sexual intercourse. But, with advancing age and due to some other factors there is gradual enlargement of the prostate leading to various diseases such as prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or prostate cancer. Let’s know about the signs and symptoms of enlarged prostate and its possible causes along with some best Ayurvedic herbs to maintain the health of the prostate.
FEATURES OF ENLARGED PROSTATE
Clinical manifestations of enlarged prostate include the increased frequency and urgency to urinate especially during night hours, weakening of the urine stream, dribbling at the end of micturition and a constant feeling of incomplete evacuation of the bladder even after urination. These symptoms are often accompanied with recurrent urinary tract infections, anuria (inability to pass urine) or haematuria (blood in urine).
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT
The enlargement of the prostate is considered as a normal process with the aging process and there is no exact explanation for this. But the hormonal theory is formulated to best suit the pathophysiology of enlarged prostate in an aged person. With the advancing age of the males, there is gradual increase in 5-alpha reductase type 2 enzymes, which is responsible for converting testosterone to dihysro-testosterone (DHT) which further acts an androgen receptors on stromal and epithelial cells resulting in the activation or enhanced secretion of growth factors like FGF and TGF-beta, that leads to the proliferation of stromal cells and reduced apoptosis of epithelial cells.
This process of hormonal changes can be delayed or prevented by following the adequate diet pattern and lifestyle and use of certain Ayurvedic herbs. These are:
AYURVEDIC HERBS FOR RESTORING PROSTATE HEALTHM
Best Ayurvedic herbs for aiding the maintenance of a healthy prostate includes the group of best herbal diuretics and the medicines for strengthening the urinary tract including the prostate gland and improving the functions of the prostate. These herbs include the best herbal diuretics such as varun, gokshura and punarnava along with shilajit, guggul, and kachnaar that play an efficient role in strengthening the urinary tract and regulating the normal growth of cells of the prostate, also maintaining the hormonal balance. Beneficial properties of these herbs in prostate health is as-
1. Varun-(Crataeva nurvala)
(Reference- Bhavprakash Nighantu Vatadivargah 65-66)
Varun is pungent, and bitter in taste, dry, lite, having properties to balance pitta, laxative, and appetizer in qualities. Also it helps in relieving the dysuria conditions, urolithiasis, abdominal tumours or other overgrowths, gout and worm infestations. Out of these qualities, the property of varun is to relieve mutrakrichta (difficulty in urination) along with anti-inflammatory properties due to which it helps in gulma (overgrowths or tumours). It can help in improving the prostate condition.
2. Gokshura-(Tribulus terrestris)
(Reference- Bhavprakash Nighantu Guduchyadi Varga 44-46)
In this phrase, the word vastishodhanah means the primary action of the herb is promoting the purification of vasti (bladder and urinary tract including urethra and prostate), also vrishya word means it is aphrodisiac by its direct action on the seminal fluid and its route, also it helps in maintaining the good levels of testosterone and thus preventing BPH or other prostate enlargements, and krichanut word signifies the diuretic action of this herb.
3. Guggul-(Commiphora mukul)
(Reference- Bhavprakash Nighantu Karpuradi Varga 38-41)
Here, Sarvadoshha in this phrase is the significance of the multi-purpose use of this herbal extract. This word means that guggul is beneficial in maintaining the adequate balance of tridosha also, its vrishya action is useful in maintaining the proper health of prostate cells for promoting the aphrodisiac property, it is balya which aids strengthening of bladder and prostate gland. Further, its anti-inflammatory action in various inflammatory disorders is elicited by the word granthishothanjiyet.
4. Punarnava-(Boerhavia Diffusa)
Punarnava is also a herbal diuretic like varun and gokshura, along with it is used for its anti-inflammatory action. Regular use of this herb promotes the free secretion of excessive amounts of fluid in the body. It helps in the formation of a good stream of urine by clearing the obstruction offered by an enlarged prostate.
5. Shilajit (Asphaltum)
(Reference- Bhavprakash Nighantu Dhatvadi Varga 78-81)
Apart from these herbs, Shilajit is also a well known Ayurvedic mineral obtained from rocks which is purified and used for medicinal purposes. Shilajit plays a key role in clearing the tracts of seminal fluids and maintaining sexual wellness in males.
Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda being a globally emerging herbal production unit manufactures the herbal or herbomineral formulations in strict adherence to the ayurvedic texts. These formulations that are made with ancient time tested formulas.
The Planet Ayurveda’s experts on the basis of their experience suggested the best combination of classical formulations and self formulated drugs included under the Prostate Care Pack for the better restoration of healthy prostate. The pack consist of four herbal or herbomineral formulations.
- Shilajit Capsules
- Varunadi Vati
- Kachnaar Guggul
- Tribulus Power
Regular use of these above mentioned herbs or formulation along with some diet and lifestyle alterations will help in preventing the various consequences of enlargement of the prostate. Maintain and restore the health of the prostate with Ayurvedic herbs and stay happy.For further information kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com