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Pygeum (Pygeum africanum) is a large evergreen tree found in central and southern Africa. The bark was used historically for the relief of urinary disorders, and as a result of more recent investigations, a modern lipophilic (fat soluble) extract was developed.
Chemical analysis and pharmacological studies indicate that this lipophilic extract has three categories of active constituents;
While it is true that the vast majority of research and use of Pygeum has been in relation to the prostate, there is increasing evidence supporting the use of Pygeum for other symptoms, such as:
Results included significant reduction of symptoms and clearance of bladder neck urethra obstruction.
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