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Pygeum Africanum



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 it works

Pyageum africanum modulate bladder contractility by reducing the sensitivity of the bladder to electrical stimulation. Pygeum also has anti-inflammatory activity, by decreasing production of leukotrienes and other 5-lipoxygenase metabolites. Furthermore, Pygeum inhibits fibroblast production, increases adrenal androgen secretion, and restores the secretory activity of prostate and bulbourethral epithelium.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain


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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)