Rye Grass Pollen Extract
What is rye grass pollen extract?
Rye grass pollen extract comes from the pollen of rye grass ( Secale cereale).
Rye grass pollen extract may affect the male hormone testosterone, relax the muscles of the tube through which urine flows (urethra), and improve how well the bladder can force urine out. All of these may reduce symptoms of an enlarged prostate, such as dribbling after urinating or having to get up several times at night to urinate.
What is rye grass pollen extract used for?
People use rye grass pollen extract to relieve the symptoms of noncancerous enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). Some men who use rye grass pollen extracts say their symptoms have improved and that they get up fewer times at night to urinate. But there is very little research on this.
Is rye grass pollen extract safe?
Researchers have not evaluated rye grass pollen extract for long-term effectiveness, safety, or its ability to prevent complications of BPH.
Men who have problems urinating should see a doctor to rule out prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is treatable, but treatment may be more successful when you find and treat the cancer as early as possible.
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