PSA-(Prostate-specific antigen) is a protein that is
produced by prostate gland cells.
PSA test measures the level of PSA in man's blood.
The results are normally reported as nanograms of
PSA (ML-milliliter) (ng/ml)
The level of blood in PSA is normally elevated in male
with prostate cancer, and PSA test was approved by the
FDA in 1986 (America) to monitor the progression of
prostate cancer in male, who already suffering from
The FDA allows the use of PSA test in conjunction with a
digital rectal exam (DRE) to test prostate cancer symptoms
in male. Men who report prostate symptoms normally go
though PSA testing (with DRE) to let doctors know nature of
A number of benign (not cancerous) conditions may lead
to rise of PSA level in man with prostate cancer. The most
recently benign prostate conditions that cause increase in
PSA level are prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) and
benign prostatic hyperplasia(BPH) (Enlargement of the
There is no definite evidence responsible for prostatitis or
BPH (prostate cancer). PSA level can be elevated in both of
the conditions. These conditions may cause prostate cancer
Foods to lower PSA levels
Turmeric, which is called as Haridra in Ayurveda, is a potent
anti-inflammatory herb with curcumin as active principle.
Curcumin helps to reduce PSA levels and fight against
Green tea acts as a strong antioxidant that detoxifies the body
and clears the channels.
Type of cabbages like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower contains
sulphur rich compounds which are anti cancerous agents and
lowers the PSA levels. Cruciferous vegetables lowers the risk
of prostate cancer up to 50 %.
Pomegranate, also called Dadima in Ayurveda, has got lot of
health benefits. This has been proved to lower the PSA level
as compounds found in it inhibits the growth of carcinogen
Consumption of a diet rich in lycopene can reduce the
aggressive potential of prostate cancer. Tomatoes are rich in
lycopene. ( Not Recommended in Kidney stones )
Soy can reduce prostate enlargement and can slow down the
tumour growth. Effect is attributed by isoflavones, that helps
to lower dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a man hormone that
stimulates the enlargement prostate tissue.
Avocadoes are rich in beta-sitosterol :
Beta-sitosterol may helpful in strengthen the immune
system of body
It is capable in reduce inflammation and pain, as well
Rosemary has active compounds which have potential to fight
against prostate cancer, such as carnosic acid, rosmarinic acid,
alpha-pinene, beta-pinene and cineole.
Spinach have 100 % power to kill Prostate cancer cells in vitro
and reduces the risk of prostate cancer in men by up to 82 %.
Neoxanthin is a Special Carotenoid that is found in spinach.
Nuts And seeds
Nuts, seeds, wheat germ and wholegrain are rich in Vitamin E,
which helps in reducing inflammation and also protects
wheat germ and wholegrain
Intake of vitamin C has been proved very effective in
preventing various prostate health issues as it enhances
Foods rich in selenium
Foods rich in selenium include garlic and onions, sunflower
seeds, mushrooms, whole grains, brazil nuts and fish which
are best to choose for prostate health.
Foods rich in Zinc
Zinc intake daily up to 20 mg is suggested for better recovery
as in prostate cancer, it is deficient.
Water removes toxins
Drink lot of water which removes toxins out and protects
from various health issues but avoid taking after evening.
Restrict Dairy Products
Avoid dairy products which contribute to develop prostate
Avoid Spicy Food
Avoid spicy, fried and junk food items.
One can use cinnamon, garlic, turmeric for flavors and
these are very good antioxidants also so helps in
detoxification of body too.
Alcohol Can Be Dangerous
Decrease the intake of alcohol, caffeine and other
substances that irritates the urinary tract system.
Avoid Saturated Food
Avoid intake of meats, saturated fat that leads to gain
Avoid sugar-sweetened drinks, such as sodas and many fruit
juices. Eat sweets as an occasional treat.
Cut down on Salt. Choose foods low in sodium by reading
and comparing food labels. Limit the use of canned,
processed, and frozen foods.
Watch portion sizes. Eat slowly, and stop eating when you
Researchers shown that aerobic
exercise, including brisk walking,
or non aerobic exercise,
(included leg lifts, sit-ups, and
stretching) three times a week
significantly improves prostatitis
pain and and quality of life.
According to Ayurveda , prostate related problems arises
due to vitated vata dosha especially apaan vayu (vata),
which is responsible for elimination of toxins from the
excretory system and urinary system .
The food and herbs that pacifies
vata dosha are recommended in
Ayurveda for ailments related to
Along with vata pacifying herbs, the
herbs having aphrodisiac and diuretic
properties are beneficial for
maintaining prostate health.
The herbs such as Gokshura, Varun, Guggul, Kanchnaar ,
Punarnava etc. have been used in ayurveda since ages
in prostate enlargement . the herbo mineral product
Shilajit have been also extensively used in genito urinary
ailments by ayurvedic physicians.
USEFUL IN THE MANAGEMENT OF
Urinary tract infection
In whole we can say prostate care pack is a complete ayurvedic
remedy for prostate ailments. This pack not only reduces the
symptoms related to ailments but also enhances proper
functioning of genito urinary tract.
Varun tree or Crataeva nurvala is
beneficial in dysuria, kidney stones,
pain in bladder, frequent urination
due to alkalizing property of its bark.
Its bark contains ceryl alcohol, lupeol,
friedelin, diosgenin and betulinic
Varunadi vati helps in toning bladder
tissue and proper contractions are
achieved resulting minimal volume of
residual urine. Varun is lithotriptic,
anti inflammatory, diuretic and
Kanchnaar Guggul is mentioned in
classical ayurvedic texts used for the
treatment of cysts, glandular growths,
tumors, fibriods etc. This formulation
pacifies kapha and vata dosha.
It effectively removes sluggishness
and helps prostate gland to regain its
Shilajit is a herbo mineral , which is
rich in various trace elements,
vitamins , fulvic acid and mineral in
their ionic form. It is rejuvenator
and rich in antioxidants. Fulvic acid
increases bioavailability of
In Ayurveda , shilajit has been
extensively used as an aphrodisiac
and genito urinary related ailments
such as renal calculi, BPH (benign
prostatic hypertrophy), burning
micturition etc. Shilajit enhances
strength of male reproductory
Gokshura known as tribulus terresteris
is a cooling , nutritive herb and very
much effective on genito urinary
system. It is direutic actions gives relief
from burning sensation during
micturition and flushes out toxins from
the body.It balances the hormonal
level in males effectively.
Tribulus Power Capsules
Planet Ayurveda is the major manufacturer of
enlarged prostate care pack.
Chandigarh (U.T), India
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
BAMS, MD (AYURVEDA)
CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda
and Krishna Herbals Co.
Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan
BAMS- Gold Medalist
MD (Alt. Med.)
Dr. Vaidya Madan Gulati
BAMS- Gold Medalist)
Vaidya Anthony Rouse
Graduate in Ayurveda