Pygeum africanum is an evergreen shrub native to Africa, increasing to a height of 120 to 150 ft. Pygeum africanum bark has been used medicinally for thousands of years by traditional African healers to treat bladder ailments, prostate disorders, kidney infection, malaria, and male hair loss (baldness). The dark brown of the tree trunk is the part used for medicinal purposes.
Pygeum africanum has demonstrated several different pharmacological effects, according to in-vitro and in-vivo data. The majority of initial studies conducted on Pygeum africanum were investigating its role in BPH’s symptomatic relief. More recent research seeks to elucidate Pygeum’s pharmacological capacity in the modulation and restoration of bladder function and androgen receptor modification.
Pygeum other names:
African plum tree, African prune tree, Pygeum afri canum, alumty, iluo, kirah, Natal tree, Pignil®, Pronitol®, Tanaden
Pygeum africanum versus Serenoa repens (Saw palmetto)
Extract of Serenoa repens is another popular botanical treatment for BPH. In a double-blind study that compared pygeum africanum extract with Serenoa repens (Saw palmetto) extract, the Saw palmetto extract produced a greater reduction of symptoms and was better tolerated. In addition, the improvement of objective parameters, especially urine flow rate and residual urine content, was better in the clinical studies of Serenoa repens. However, there may be circumstances in which Pygeum africanum is more effective than Serenoa repens.
Finally, the fatty acid components are similar to those of Saw palmetto. Both may exert similar effects and improve the oral bioavailability of other components of the lipophilic extract.
Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)
Prostate gland disease
Origin: Africa – Cameroon
Ingredients: Wild harvested Pygeum africanum
Parts Used: Bark
Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).
How to use:
Powder: Take 1/2 tsp of dried powder in an 8 oz. glass of favorite juice or smoothie once a day.
Capsules: Take 1 capsule 2 times a day with water or favorite beverage.
The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all-natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide, and Sulfite FREE!
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Powdered (2oz), Capsule (s) 60 Vegicaps
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