Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica L.) for Prostate Health

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each week, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica L.) for Prostate Health

The roots of the stinging nettle plant contain antioxidants that are active in the human prostate and may help prostate gland cells maintain population stability.9,10

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Saw Palmetto for Prostate Health

References:
9. Mavi A, Terzi Z, Ozgen U, Yildirim A, Coskun M. Antioxidant properties of some medicinal plants: Prangos ferulacea (Apiaceae), Sedum sempervivoides (Crassulaceae), Malva neglecta (Malvaceae), Cruciata taurica (Rubiaceae), Rosa pimpinellifolia (Rosaceae), Galium verum subsp. verum (Rubiaceae), Urtica dioica (Urticaceae). Biol Pharm Bull 2004;27:702-705.
10. Safarinejad MR. Urtica dioica for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebocontrolled, crossover study. J Herb Pharmacother 2005;5:1-11.


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