Pygeum africanum is a large evergreen tree found in central and southern Africa.
The extracts from the bark contain several compounds thought to be helpful in prostate health and have been used for more than 40 years in France, Germany, and Austria for patients suffering with prostate enlargement.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a non-malignant enlargement of the prostate that occurs in most men over 60, can lead to urinary frequency and nocturia (waking up at night to go to the bathroom). Frequent interruption of sleep leads to daytime tiredness.
The pharmacologic use of plants and herbs for the treatment of BPH has been growing steadily and a well-known herb used for this purpose is saw palmetto.
The extract of the African prune tree, pygeum africanum, is one of several herbal agents used by many men who have BPH.
Some of the less researched, traditional uses of pygeum include use as an aphrodisiac, fever, impotence, kidney disease, malaria, hair loss, partial bladder outlet obstruction (BOO), sexual performance, urinary tract infections, inflammation, malaria, prostatic adenoma, prostatitis, and psychosis.
In herbal medicine, pygeum is typically used in treatment of the following conditions:
– Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)
– Erectile dysfunction
– Kidney disease
– Male baldness
– Stomach upset
– Urinary tract disorders
– Pygeum (Pygeum africanum)(bark): 100mg (Standardized to contain 12% Phytosterols)
– Pumpkin Seed Oil
– Porcine Gelatin (Gelatin Derived from Pigs)
– Vegetable Glycerin
– Soy Lecithin
– Yellow Beeswax
– Natural Caramel Colour
– Servings per container: 120 gel capsules
– Serving Size: 1 Soft gel capsule
– Not suitable for vegetarians
– No artificial flavour or sweetener
– No preservatives or sugar
– No starch or milk
– No lactose
– No gluten or wheat
– No yeast or fish
– Sodium free