An extract made from the
berries of this shrub is used to treat and strengthen the male reproductive system. It is
particularly beneficial for enlargement of the prostate gland. This common disorder is
indicated by difficulties with urination and can lead to bladder infections and kidney
problems. The condition is thought to be caused by an accumulation of a testosterone
derivative called Dihydrotestosterone, which this herb apparently blocks the production
The herb is also used as an
expectorant, diuretic, antiseptic, sedative, and digestive aid.
How It May Benefit
Always continue your
medical treatment. You should always be examined and diagnosed by a conventional doctor as
the symptoms of prostate enlargement are similar to prostate cancer.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available as fresh or dried
berries and in powder or capsule form.