Chronic prostatitis is an insidious disease. His transition to a state of remission causes the patient to feel euphoric and fully recover. Refusal to continue treatment is fraught with new exacerbations of the disease, the occurrence of cystitis, renal failure and the development of inflammation of the prostate into a malignant form.
To prevent these consequences, experienced urologists recommend that patients not stop fighting the disease, but continue the treatment of chronic prostatitis with folk remedies.
Treatment of prostatitis with folk remedies has been and is in demand for many reasons. Firstly, they are time-tested, and secondly, most of them are cheaper than modern drug therapy. However, it is not correct to compare the effectiveness of treatment with herbs and pharmaceuticals, since the latter is always a priority. The role of herbal medicine is reduced not so much to getting rid of the disease as to alleviating its symptoms.
Folk remedies for prostatitis are not only herbal preparations and other medicines using plants. Also used in home medicine:
- various beekeeping products (apitherapy);
- non-vegetable natural substances;
- warming up, compresses.
Phytopreparations and other drugs for home treatment of prostatitis should be purchased only in pharmacies. For self-collecting herbs, you must have sufficient knowledge and be confident in the medicinal properties of the collected plants. Traditional methods of treating prostatitis are effective only when correctly collected and properly prepared herbal remedies are used in them.
As a result of the conducted biochemical research, individual ingredients of folk recipes have already been included in the composition of modern certified medicines.
Using folk recipes requires caution. Their impact on the human body can lead to the appearance of allergy symptoms, increased pressure, impaired functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, and the like. The choice of alternative treatments should be left to the attending physician.
Greens, vegetables and herbs in the fight against prostatitis
Home treatment for prostatitis mainly involves the use of herbal remedies. It must be borne in mind that herbal medicine is a symptomatic measure. It helps relieve symptoms, including difficulty urinating, weakening of erectile function, pain in the pelvic area.
When, with the help of a doctor, the patient has already determined how to get rid of prostatitis at home, you need to purchase all the necessary ingredients (they must be indicated in the recipe), after which you can treat prostatitis at home without any problems.
Parsley seeds have long been used for prostatitis. In addition to the diuretic effect, this remedy can reduce inflammation in acute prostatitis and relieve symptoms in chronic prostatitis. They, like the stems and all other parts of the plant, contain flavonoids. The seeds need to be ground and poured with boiling water in the proportion of a glass of water for 1. 5 tablespoons of parsley seed powder, after 15 minutes the infusion is ready, it is drunk 4 times a day for a tablespoon.
Parsley can be used as a remedy for prostatitis by rubbing fresh stems and leaves and then pressing them. You need to take a tablespoon of such parsley juice 30 minutes before a meal. If you grate the root of the plant, then half the amount of juice will be enough. With such treatment, it should be borne in mind that excessive use of juice can have side effects on the liver and kidneys. To prevent the disease, it is enough to add parsley to dishes every day. Remedies from these herbs help with such an unpleasant symptom as incomplete emptying of the bladder.
Prostatitis treatment at home is impossible to imagine without pumpkin. It was used in all kinds of food, cooked porridge from pumpkin pulp, ate seeds and made butter from them. The last remedy is considered one of the most effective in the fight against male infertility and inflammation of the prostate gland. You can just eat porridge with pumpkin and rice with the addition of honey and walnuts, but as an option, you can eat pumpkin seeds (only in their raw form - they lose their healing properties when fried). Eating raw pumpkin seeds every day is very beneficial for treating chronic prostatitis in men and also prevents inflammation of the prostate.
Traditional medicine for prostatitis recommends both onions and garlic. The content of a large amount of vitamins, antihypertensive and antimicrobial substances makes these vegetables indispensable for the male diet. You can prepare microclysters with garlic. It is mixed with honey and poured with boiled water in the proportion of 1/3 of a clove of garlic and an incomplete teaspoon of honey per 200 ml of water (glass), after 5 minutes, filter and apply. This is a very effective home treatment for prostatitis. If a man has chronic prostatitis, you need to eat raw onions and garlic daily, adding them to vitamin salads or fried eggs.
Treatment of prostatitis in men with folk remedies is also possible with the help of turmeric. Known as a condiment, turmeric is an excellent antibacterial agent. Finely grated root is filled with water at the rate of a glass of water for 2 tablespoons of turmeric, half a glass is drunk a day.
When treating prostatitis with folk remedies, individual sensitivity must be taken into account. As effective as the remedies are, they can be dangerous in terms of side effects.
If we talk about turmeric, then, unlike parsley, it cannot be consumed daily, and even more so in large quantities, since this can cause dysbiosis (this spice affects the intestinal microflora of the human body). Turmeric is used with caution to treat prostatitis in men at home, if there is a history of diabetes mellitus, glaucoma, high blood pressure and any problems with the cardiovascular system. If a man has suffered a stroke, then it is better to choose another folk remedy for the treatment of prostatitis.
An effective therapy for chronic prostatitis is also provided by medicines made from dried stinging nettle. Infusions and decoctions from it affect the hormonal background and the inflammatory process in the prostate gland. When diagnosed with chronic prostatitis, traditional medicine uses dioecious nettle seeds according to the following recipe: they need to be poured with dry wine (in a proportion of 0. 5 liters of wine per 5 tablespoons of dried seeds), heated in a water bath (the water should be hot, but not boil) onfor 5 minutes, then cool and, after straining, drink 2 tablespoons before bedtime.
Some popular recipes recommend applying freshly plucked nettles to the perineal area: this supposedly causes a rush of blood and thus helps to treat chronic prostatitis. However, the formic acid contained in the stinging cells of freshly picked nettles can cause burns and an allergic reaction.
Stinging nettle preparations are contraindicated in renal failure and a tendency to edema, in case of circulatory disorders (varicose veins) and inflammatory vascular diseases (thrombophlebitis).
Echinacea juice has long been used for medicinal purposes, as well as tinctures on seeds and crushed root of the plant. Echinacea purpurea stimulates the immune system, supports the body's defenses and helps heal against bacterial and viral infections. You can buy ready-made tincture in pharmacies. When the prostate gland becomes inflamed, take a teaspoon of tincture every two hours, and chronic prostatitis in a state of remission is treated with drinks with echinacea juice.
Cranberry is widely used for prostatitis. The berries can be eaten raw or made into cranberry-based drinks. This remedy is very effective when the first signs of the disease appear. You can also make preparations from cranberries, in particular, jam. This is one of the ways to treat prostatitis at home in winter when fresh cranberries are difficult to get. From fresh berries, you can also make a tincture: a glass of vodka is taken for 100 g of berries (do not chop the berries! ), The dishes are placed for 2 weeks in a dark place. You need to take a teaspoon after meals 3 times a day. Cranberry juice and jelly can be eaten daily. Treatment with cranberry juice is contraindicated in case of increased acidity of gastric juice, as well as in case of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.
But the most effective drugs for the treatment of prostatitis with folk remedies are obtained with the combined use of medicinal plants. This is especially true for herbal teas. However, if herbal preparations are used along with traditional pharmacology, it should always be borne in mind that traditional methods can either weaken or enhance the effect of the pharmacopoeia. Sometimes it becomes hazardous to health.
For all the undoubted benefits of home medicine, one cannot perceive it as a panacea and a miracle that can heal quickly and forever. Traditional pharmaceuticals are clearly more effective. In addition, the advice encountered on how to cure prostatitis forever with the help of traditional medicine should be taken with healthy skepticism, since it is hardly possible at all to cure, for example, chronic inflammation of the prostate gland, especially after 60. Another thing is that with the proper use of medicinal herbs, the prostate may not increase in size, and the symptoms of the disease are easier.
Treatment with honey and bee products
Propolis is a unique product that is used in most folk recipes for other than just prostatitis treatment. It is a natural antibiotic that has beneficial effects on the immune system, prevents the development of infections and has analgesic properties. In the treatment of chronic prostatitis, it is recommended to use a tincture or rectal suppositories. Both forms of the drug can be made independently.
To prepare the tincture, place 10 g of crushed propolis in a glass container, pour 250 ml of medical alcohol diluted to a concentration of 75%, or use vodka, seal the container tightly and place in a dark cool place for 10 days.
The drug is taken daily on an empty stomach, diluting the required dose of the drug in 200 ml of warm milk. Moreover, on the first day of admission, this dose is 10 drops. Every 2 days it is increased by 3 drops. The course of treatment is designed for 20 days. On the last day of admission, the dose of the drug will be 40 drops.
Original ingredients of rectal suppositories:
- rendered pork fat - 100 g;
- propolis - 30 g;
- natural wax - 25 g.
Melt the fat in a water bath, stirring, add chopped propolis. To achieve a uniform consistency of the composition and add crushed wax to it. After complete dissolution of the wax, remove solid inclusions from the melt and cool. Cut the frozen melt into thin strips. Form cylindrical candles 30 mm long and 10 mm in diameter, which should be stored in the freezer.
When carrying out treatment, it is recommended to use prepared suppositories daily for 30 days before bedtime, trying to insert them deeper into the rectum. In the case of remission of the disease or during prophylaxis, it is advisable to reduce the frequency of using suppositories to two times a week.
Apitherapy (treatment with bee waste products) should only be used after an allergy test. It is known that honey, propolis and so on can often cause an allergic reaction.
Honey is used both in pure form and with other medicines. It can be mixed with:
- chopped parsley (greens, root);
- carrot juice;
- pumpkin seeds twisted in a meat grinder and so on.
Traditional methods of treating chronic prostatitis with pumpkin seeds are recognized as effective by most representatives of official medicine. This is due to the fact that, as studies have shown, the seeds contain a significant amount of trace elements (zinc, manganese, molybdenum, iron), organic acids, healthy fats and vitamins A, E, D.
These components improve the course of metabolic processes in the prostate, increase the reproductive capacity of men, and the recently discovered delta-7-sterol acts on the seminal vesicles and the prostate itself, suppressing the inflammatory process and activating the genitourinary system, that is, leading to the complete elimination of the symptoms of the disease. . .
Purified pumpkin seeds are not effective enough to treat chronic prostatitis. They retain the necessary concentration of nutrients and their medicinal properties only in a live form, unrefined and not preliminarily heat-treated.
The simplest and least laborious way to prepare a drug for the treatment of chronic prostatitis is powder. Using any household grinder (coffee grinder, blender or meat grinder), pumpkin seeds are turned into flour. Therapeutic course is a month. Method of application: 1 tablespoon of the drug 2 times a day before meals.
To increase the effectiveness of the treatment, it is recommended to drink the dry preparation with water, in which 2-3 teaspoons of honey are previously dissolved. The course of treatment is a month.
For those with a sweet tooth, you can use the recipe for making pumpkin balls, according to which 500 g of pumpkin seed flour should be mixed with 200 g of honey, and then the resulting composition should be cooled to a doughy consistency in the refrigerator. Upon reaching the required density, mold balls of 1. 5–2 cm in diameter from the resulting dough, which are further stored in the freezer.
Directions for use: dissolve one ball at a time before breakfast. The course of treatment is at least 30 days. Positive results of treatment when using pumpkin seeds with honey appear within one and a half to two weeks after the start of treatment.
Another great recipe for a remedy for chronic prostatitis is horse chestnut peel tincture. Low toxicity, the presence of active components in the drug (fraxin, esculin and excin) led to its widespread use in official medicine in the treatment of many diseases. Horse chestnut peel tincture relieves inflammation and swelling, improves blood circulation, eliminates venous blood stagnation, which has a beneficial effect on the condition of the prostate gland.
To prepare the tincture, you need 25 g of chopped peel and 250 g of alcohol diluted to a concentration of 75%, or vodka. The prepared peel is poured into a glass container, poured with alcohol and allowed to brew for 21 days in a cool dark place. Periodically, the tincture must be shaken. Before use, the liquid is peeled by passing through several layers of gauze.
When collecting raw materials for the preparation of the drug, you should not use chestnuts collected on city streets or near highways and industrial facilities.
Method of use: the tincture is taken 10-15 drops, 2 times a day, in the morning and in the evening after meals. The therapeutic course of admission should not exceed 14 days. After 30 days, it is recommended to repeat the course of treatment.
In regions where horse chestnut does not grow, you can use a standard pharmaceutical preparation, which, in addition to chestnut extract, contains thiamine chloride (a source of vitamin B1).
Aloe, or agave, is a favorite plant of traditional healers. Its medicinal properties have long been recognized by pediatricians and experienced therapists. Biochemical studies have shown that aloe juice, in addition to a whole bunch of vitamins (A, C, E, H, P, P1) and amino acids, contains protein structures and enzymes that can eliminate inflammatory processes of various etiologies, and the anthraquinone compounds included in it by their nature- good anesthetics. Protease, emodin and acemannan contained in the plant provide the ability to effectively combat neoplasms.
That is why the agave occupies a special place in the list of recipes for curing chronic prostatitis with folk remedies. The simplest of these is to chew the leaves of the plant on an empty stomach daily, before taking breakfast. For treatment, you should use the oldest, most fleshy leaves located closer to the base. Before use, the leaf must be washed well and, having cut off the lateral thorns, divided into several fragments 3-4 cm long. Unused leaf fragments can be stored in the refrigerator by placing them in a paper bag before their subsequent use. The therapeutic course of admission is 30 days.
Naturally, chewing an aloe leaf on an empty stomach will not give a man a pleasant taste. But there are also more gentle traditional methods of treatment using this plant. Especially popular among urologists is the method of treatment using aloe infusion with honey with the addition of Cahors.
The following ingredients are included in the medicinal product:
- fresh, thinly sliced aloe leaves - 0. 5 kg;
- bee honey (linden or buckwheat) - 0. 5 l;
- Cahors - 0. 5 l.
The selection and processing of plant leaves is done as in the first recipe. All components are thoroughly mixed in a glass container and placed in the refrigerator for 10 days. The resulting infusion is filtered through several layers of gauze.
Take the infusion before meals 3 times a day as follows:
- 1st week - 1 teaspoon each;
- 2nd week - 1 tablespoon each.
According to urologists, the described method has allowed many patients to get rid of chronic prostatitis within two weeks.
Exercise and massage
To prevent cured prostatitis from returning, you need to regularly do simple exercises that will help maintain health. In the morning, waking up, you need to lie on your back and bend your knees, pulling them to your chest. Even 5 minutes in this position is a good prevention of prostatitis. You need to do this exercise no longer than 20 minutes.
Squats, which must be included in morning exercises, help with prostatitis. The day ends with a walk in the fresh air. Those who walk a lot suffer from prostatitis much less frequently than motorists and men leading a sedentary lifestyle.
Also, every man can independently massage the perineum in the morning, 5 minutes is enough. But such a procedure as prostate massage is done only by specialists. It is hardly possible to do this on your own.
Bath for prostatitis
A visit to the bath has a healing effect on patients with chronic prostatitis, provided that the man:
- does not use contrast procedures (alternating heat and cold);
- has not been in the steam room for too long.
For other forms of prostate inflammation, bathing procedures should be treated with caution. Doctors generally recommend visiting the bathhouse only during remission, in other cases there is a risk of worsening your condition.
It is very good to drink a decoction of medicinal plants (chamomile, sage, St. John's wort) after the bath. In the pharmacy, you can buy special herbal teas that are drunk after the bath. You can combine bath procedures with medicinal microclysters based on herbal remedies.
Home medicine can be very effective as an adjuvant, but the question of whether prostate inflammation can be cured only with home methods is not answered in the affirmative. As good as traditional medicine is, pharmacology is always more effective. Some patients only need surgery, which cannot be replaced with herbal medicine and other similar methods. And in any case, therapy with folk remedies must be approved by a doctor. He also needs to be urgently contacted if, in the process of using non-traditional methods of treatment, the state of health has deteriorated.