Saw palmetto, beta-sitosterol, pygeum, rye grass pollen extract and stinging nettle prevents prostate growth, according to Healthline. Eating a large amount of vegetables and foods with high contents of polyunsaturated fats also relieve BPH symptoms and prevent the occurrence of BPH.
Saw palmetto is derived from a type of palm tree that may relieve BPH symptoms, and beta-sitosterol is taken from various plants to improve the urinary symptoms of BPH such as weakened urine flow, states Healthline. There are no serious side effects related to saw palmetto and the cholesterol-like matter of beta-sitosterol, and the long-term effects of beta-sitosterol usage are unknown. Pygeum is an ancient remedy taken from the African plum tree that reduces the bathroom trips in the nighttime and day. Stomach issues are a possible side effect of Pygeum.
Rye grass pollen extracts are made from corn, rye and timothy grass pollen, explains Healthline. Rye grass pollen helps to release urine from the bladder and lessens the amount of bathroom trips at night. Stinging nettle lessens BPH symptoms, and is sometimes used along with saw palmetto and pygeum. Mild side effects of stinging nettle include skin rash and upset stomach. All herbal remedies should be discussed with a doctor for best results.