Small Flower Willow Herb Tea
Small Flower Willow Herb or Epilobium is a plant that has been used around the world for the treatment of enlarged prostate, urinary disorders such as incontinence, bladder and hormone problems. Maria Treben in her book, Health Through God's Pharmacy writes "A man who had recovered from a prostate disorder wrote: "The Small Flowered Willow-herb has relieved my prostate disorder. I was in hospital with a heart infarct but I also suffered from prostate disorder and because of my heart trouble I could not be operated on. I heard of the wonderful Willow-herb which has helped in so many similar cases. I started to drink 3 cups daily, after several days I had no more complaints. I still drink 2 cups per day for a complete recovery. I thank God from the bottom of my heart. May you, Mrs. Treben, help many more people with the Small Flowered Willow-herb. It is unbelievable that medicinal plants give such results.""
Isabell Shipard also has many anecdotes in her book 'How Can I Use Herbs In My Daily Life'. Lots of research* has been done on BPH with this herb and it has proved to be as helpful as many of the drugs now given out by the medical profession.
Dosage should be no more than 2 cups per day, one in the morning and one at night.
*Research has shown it to inhibit theconversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by activity of 5-alpha-reductase and aromatase (the group of enzymes that catalyze the conversion of testosterone to estradiol) two enzymes which are involved in the developmentof benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The main polyphenols responsible for the inhibition of the these enzymes have been identified as oenothein A and oenothein B.