Rye grass pollen extract is commonly used by mouth for prostate conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate pain, and ongoing swelling of the prostate.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
- Symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH). Taking rye grass pollen extract (Cernilton) seems to improve symptoms of an enlarged prostate, but research is mixed about whether or not it actually affects the size of the prostate. It is not known if rye grass pollen extract works as well as prescription drugs such as finasteride (Proscar) or alpha-blockers. However, rye grass pollen does seem to work about as well as Pygeum and Paraprost, a Japanese prostate remedy containing L-glutamic acid, L-alanine, and aminoacetic acid.
- Shrinking an enlarged prostate, prostate swelling, and pain. Taking rye grass pollen extract (Cernilton) seems to reduce prostate pain caused by an enlarged prostate or prostate swelling. However, it might not reduce all symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate, such as the amount of urine produced or issues having sex. People with fewer symptoms usually see more improvement using rye grass pollen extract.
Insufficient Evidence for
Special Precautions and Warnings
We currently have no information for RYE GRASS overview.
- For symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH): Up to 2 tablets of rye grass pollen extract (Cernilton) 3 times per day.
- For shrinking an enlarged prostate, prostate swelling, and pain: Up to 2 tablets of rye grass pollen extract (Cernilton) 3 times per day.
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