In Ijebu – North Local Government Area, Ogun State, 31 plants, along with recipes, have been found to be effective in treating benign prostate enlargement. At least two of the recipes used both pineapple and bitter kola. Treat Prostrate: Pineapple and Bitter kola Study.
Men who have BPH, also known as prostate enlargement, have enlarged prostates. BPH is a disorder that affects the prostate gland. It affects older men more frequently than other urinary system diseases.
Numerous BPH symptoms are brought on by incomplete bladder emptying brought on by inadequate urethral emptying and the gradual loss of bladder function caused by urethral blockage.
The severity of the obstruction or the symptoms is not always based on the size of the prostate. Some men with significantly enlarged glands have little obstruction and few symptoms, whereas others with less enlarged glands have more blockage and more issues.
A total of 150 people participated in the study, including herb dealers, traditional healers, herbalists, patients, and other people with extensive experience of BPH. Their replies were meticulously recorded in the questionnaires.
It was done by Michael Olasunkanmi Soladoye, Adekunle Ismaeel Mustapfa, and Emmanuel Chukwudi Chukwuma at the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria in Ibadan, Oyo State. It appeared in the PHYTOLOGIA BALCANICA edition from 2018.
All information was correctly documented, and the Nigerian Traditional Medical Association (NTMA), Ijebu-North Branch, and the Nigerian Union of Medical Herbal Practitioners (NUMHP), Ijebu-Igbo Offshoot, were also consulted.
The following plant species were used for the traditional management of BPH: Abrus precatorius (Oju ologbo), Adenopus breviflorus (Tagiri), alligator pepper (Atare), pineapple, bamboo leaves, giant milk weed (Bomubomu), chili pepper, pawpaw, african star apple (Agbalumo), lime, coconut, kola nut, sand paper leaf (Epin), and bitter
Others include the following: Grewia pubescens (Afoforo), Heliotropium indicum (Ogberi-akuko), Ipomoea involucrate (Alukerese), Jatropha curcas (physic nut, Botuje or lapalapa), Jatropha gossypiifolia (wild cassava or Botuje pupa), Musanga cecreopioides (umbrella tree or
It also comprises Spondias mombin (hog plum or Iyeye) leaves, Uvaria chamae (Eruju), bitter leaf, Xylopia aethiopica, Senna alata (candle bush or Asurun oyinbo), Senna podocarpa (Asurun ijebu), Sida acuta (broomweed or Isekotu), Securidaca longe (ethiopian pepper or Eeru).
The different recipes were also recorded. Bamboo, unripe pineapple, spondias mombin, and portulaca oleraceae leaves are combined in a pot along with trona (kaun-Yoruba), and the concoction is then simmered in water for around 35 minutes. You should drink half a glass once every day.