Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the non-malignant enlargement of the prostate, is traditionally treated by a series of medical or surgical methods, with extensive research currently in progress to develop new therapeutic techniques. In recent decades, the disease and consequent lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) is also being managed through the use of alternative medicines, both alone or as complementary to other medical grows. As this is a growing trend among patients opting out of surgical procedures, researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, have listed more than 30 phytotherapeutic compounds, describing in detail saw palmetto berry (SPB), Pygeum africanum and Secale cereal.
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