PYGEUM Overview Information
Pygeum is a tree. The bark is used as medicine.
Pygeum is used for treating symptoms of enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) and prostate cancer. It is also used for pain caused by inflammation, kidney disease, urinary problems, malaria, stomachache, fever, and to increase sexual desire.
How does it work?
Pygeum contains chemicals that help shrink the prostate to relieve urinary problems such as poor urine flow and nighttime urination in men with enlarged prostates.
Likely Effective for:
- Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Taking pygeum by mouth reduces symptoms of BPH such as low urine flow. Taking a product containing pygeum, pumpkin seed oil, Epilobium parviflorum, lycopene, and saw palmetto once daily seems to decrease the number of times men with BPH need to urinate during the day and night.
- Kidney disease.
- Sexual performance problems.
- Other conditions.
PYGEUM Side Effects & Safety
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking pygeum if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The following doses have been studied in scientific research:
- For symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH): 75-200 mg of pygeum extract has been used daily for 15-120 days. Also, a combination product containing pygeum (15 grams dry stem equivalent), 160 mg of pumpkin seed oil, 500 mg of Epilobium parviflorum extract, 2.1 mg of lycopene, and 660 mg of saw palmetto has been used once daily for 3 months.