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Alternative Names

African Plum Tree, African Prune, African Pygeum, Amande Amère, Ciruelo Africano, Prunier d'Afrique, Pygeum Africanus

Scientific Name

Pygeum Africanum

Why Do People Use Pygeum?

Orally - The oral preparations of Prunus Africana (Pygeum), like pygeum powder, is used orally in order to treat functional symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) (dysuria, nocturia, bladder fullness and pollakiuria micturitional disorders) and for prostatic adenoma. Traditionally - Pygeum powder is orally consumed for kidney disease, inflammation, malaria, urinary problems, fever, stomachache, fever, difficult urination, prostate gland inflammation, madness and as an aphrodisiac.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Oral and appropriate consumption of pygeum powder is considered safe to use. Pregnant and Beastfeeding Women - Prunus Africana must be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding females because there is scarce and unreliable information available to rate its safety.

How Effective Is Pygeum?

Pygeum is Likely Effective in following condition: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Oral consumption of pygeum powder may decrease symptoms of BPH. This plant may reduce nocturia up to19%, reduce residual urine volume by 24% and increase peak urine flow by 23% in men with BPH.

How Pygeum Works?

The most effective part of Prunus Africana is the bark. According to clinical experiments, extract of pygeum have antiproliferative effects on epithelial cells and prostatic fibroblasts. Pygeum powder may hinder growth factors for example insulin-like growth factor (IGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), which may inhibit cellular hyperplasia and prostate growth. Clinical studies also recommend that pygeum may enhance bladder contractility. It also appears to adversely affect adrenal androgens and reinstate the secretory activity of prostate epithelium. It also lessens the different 5-lipoxygenase metabolites and leukotrienes production, which recommends possible anti-inflammatory effects.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Pygeum?

Generally, Pygeum bark consumption has no side effects, however in some cases, oral consumption of pygeum powder can cause abdominal pain and nausea.

How Pygeum Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Pygeum Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Pygeum Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Pygeum Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Pygeum Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Pygeum?

ORAL - To cure symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), standardized lipophilic extract should be utilized between the range 75 to 200 mg (containing 0.5% n-docosanol and 14% triterpenes) on daily bases. Other studies also propose that equal dose consumed once or twice daily may have beneficial effects in BPH.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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