QUESTION: My type AB husband, diagnosed with prostatitis, takes saw palmeto and lycopene supplements to support prostate health in addition to all the blood-type supplements recommended for his type. What else can he do?
ANSWER: One of the best natural remedies for prostate health is the root (rhizome) of the stinging nettle (Urtica dioica).(1) Urtica contains both anti-DHT (DHT is the 'bad' testosterone') elements and an anti-microbial, anti-bacterial lectin, known as Urtica Dioica Aggutinin (UDA). Try not to confuse the rhizome preparations with the much more popular leaf forms, which are apopular remedy for hay fever.
1.Konrad L, Muller HH, Lenz C, Laubinger H, Aumuller G, Lichius JJ. Antiproliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells by a stinging nettle root (Urtica dioica) extract. Planta Med. 2000 Feb;66(1):44-7.