Q. I have had a large prostate for many years resulting in problems with the stream when urinating. I took one of those pills that was supposed to help. It did, but the side effects were not worth the treatment. I read in The Peoples Pharmacy that pumpkin seeds help the prostate. Believe me, they work.
I take 2 teaspoons every morning with my breakfast and have few if any problems going to the bathroom.
Pumpkin seeds are cheap and natural, and you can take what you need without any side effects. I buy them unsalted and shelled and they taste great.
A. As far as we can tell, there are no well-controlled clinical trials of pumpkin seeds for prostate symptoms in men. Some animal research suggests that pumpkin seed oil may offer benefit (Journal of Medicinal Food, Summer, 2006).