What is the origin of phytotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Levi A Deters, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The origins of phytotherapeutic agents are as follows:

  • Saw palmetto, (American dwarf palm;  Serenoa repens, Sabal serrulata) fruit
  • South African star grass ( Hypoxis rooperi) roots
  • African plum tree ( Pygeum africanum) bark
  • Stinging nettle ( Urtica dioica) roots
  • Rye ( Secale cereale) pollen
  • Pumpkin ( Cucurbita pepo) seeds

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