A human body in good health means that all the systems that compose it function properly.
These systems are supported by various organs, each of which fulfills one or more particular tasks. Major systems are the respiratory system, the circulatory system, the urinary system, the reproductive system and many more…
For humans, the reproductive system is supported by one organ which plays a primordial role: the prostate. Its main function is to produce fluids and ensure they flow well. It produces a liquid that composes 20% of the sperm ejaculated by a man.
It may happen, for around 10 to 20% of all men aged 50 or more, that this organ doesn’t any more perform its task if it has been targeted by an infection or an inflammation. This is when the term infectious prostatitis is applicable. It is a disease that, although not deadly, still can be quite a handicap for the patient because of the pain and hassles it induces.
How should one proceed? Can it be alleviated with plants?
Definition of infectious prostatitis
Infectious prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate gland. The development and evolution of this inflammation can happen very fast.
The prostate swells, gets irritated, and leads to several dysfunctions, especially as regards urination and libido.
Symptoms of infectious prostatitis
The symptoms of infectious prostatitis generally are:
- Deceptive feeling of needing to urinate followed by a sensation of burning.
- Embarrassing urine leaks, nearing incontinence.
- Urinary disorders that include traces of blood.
- Blood appears in the sperm flow.
- Constant pain in the prostate area, lower back, hips or upper thighs.
- Painful ejaculation with sperm of poor quality and amount.
- Loss of libido.
- Erectile dysfunction with shrinking of the penis.
- Flu-related symptoms paired with fever.
The actual causes of infectious prostatitis aren’t yet clearly established, but certain health professionals state that dietary and environmental factors may lead to prostatitis.
Others believe that an underlying condition in the nervous or immune systems might cause an inflammation of the prostate glands.
For still others, sometimes a wound can lead to the prostate developing an inflammation.
In all situations, it is imperative that a proper, health lifestyle be lived to reduce the risk of being exposed to this inflammation.
Plants that soothe infectious prostatitis
The many health benefits of plants are often unknown to patients who often head directly to the doctor’s as soon as symptoms appear. Actually, it is very possible to treat yourself with plants when suffering from infectious prostatitis.
First of all, check that you’ve included many fruits and vegetables in your diet, specifically:
> Apples, olives, black cherries, berries, citrus and grapes greatly contribute to reducing prostatitis symptoms, because these fruits contain high levels of quercetin, a plant-produced anti-inflammatory.
As for other plants, squash seeds have shown they were able to restore hormonal imbalances thanks to their activity on muscles of the bladder area.
Dwarf palm or saw palmetto when used in preparations help alleviate pain, whereas poplar regulates the prostate and goldenrod regulates kidney activity.
Professionals also recommend stinging nettle to help treat urinary system dysfunction: difficult urinating, low urine flow. The roots and leaves of nettles combined with Opuntia flowers and smallflower hairy willowherb enhance micturition.
A blend of prairie flowers also can have positive effects on the prostate.
For effectiveness, it is best to use these plants according to the following guidelines:
- One capsule daily prepared from dwarf palm or saw palmetto should greatly alleviate the pain.
- Cook your broccoli at most 5 minutes and eat during lunch and dinner. Keep the water you boiled your broccoli in and drink it the next morning before having eaten anything else. Wait for 20 minutes before taking your breakfast.
- Prepare herbal tea from smallflower hairy willowherb, nettle roots, nettle leaves and opuntia flowers. Two or three teacups of this preparation taken daily will help the patient regulate and support micturition.
- Ingest a handful of squash seeds every day to recover hormonal balance.
- Press some sap out of fresh cuttings of saw palmetto, poplar and goldenrod and mix them together. Drinking this will produce positive results on the prostate and even the kidneys.
- Prepare lukewarm poultices with fresh trimmings of prairie flowers and wrap them around the hips, place them atop the bladder. This will help evacuate urine and purge the bladder.
Good to know about prostatitis
Plants alleviate the prostate and its disorders only when the infection is at the beginning. It’s imperative to consult a specialist if disorders persist. However, it’s possible to reduce exposure to prostatitis thanks to a healthy lifestyle.
- Drink at least 1.5 quarts (liters) of water a day.
- Specifically avoid beer and grain coffee, and more generally reduce intake of alcohol and diuretic drinks.
- Limit the amount of meet in your diet and replace it, preferably with soy-based food.
- Avoid dairy products and spicy food.
- Eat fresh and natural foods.
- Walk at least 30 minutes a day.
- Urinate as often as your body signals to…