Principal Proposed Uses
Numerous plants contain cholesterol-like compounds called sitosterols and their close relatives sitosterolins. A special mixture of these called beta-sitosterol is used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) .
What Is Beta-Sitosterol Used for Today?
Some conditions are luckier than others. For some mysterious reason, there seem to be more useful herbal treatments for BPH than almost any other disease. Beta-sitosterol joins saw palmetto , pygeum , nettle , and grass pollen as a moderately well-documented treatment for BPH.
What Is the Scientific Evidence for Beta-Sitosterol?
The daily dosage of beta-sitosterol is 60 to 135 mg. Effects usually take 4 weeks to develop.
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 08/22/2013 -