A comprehensive review of the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) show that when nettle root extract (NRE) is compared head-to-head with the standard drugs used to treat benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), NRE is as or more effective, while consistently yielding fewer side effects. RCTs are regarded to produce the highest level of evidence for or against a particular intervention.
The standard clinical approach is to use drugs to block the activity of androgens (male sex hormones). NRE’s anti-prostatic effect seems to work differently. The minor androgen blocking effect of NRE is very far down the line from its major anti-proliferative and androgen enhancing effects. NRE also exhibits anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulatory effects, Continue reading