J Urol (Paris). 1993 ; 99(6): 290-2.
[Non surgical treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy: phytotherapy]
Urological Department, Florence University, Italie.
Pharmacological treatment of voiding disorders due to benign prostatic hypertrophy offers a wide variety of pharmacological options. Phytotherapy represents one of the oldest drug used in the treatment of BPH. In the last decade, many studies have been performed to demonstrate efficacy and tolerability of this drug. We report a short literature review on mechanism of action and objective and subjective results of treatments with plant extracts. We report on a comparation between literature data and data of our trials. Safety, tolerability and subjective results seems to indicate that plant extract are still a good pharmacological option in the treatment of BPH micturitional disorders.