Principal Proposed Uses
Grass pollen extract tablets for prostate disease are available in pharmacies and health food stores or can be ordered from a number of sources on the Internet.
What Is the Scientific Evidence for Grass Pollen Extract?
Two double-blind, placebo-controlled studies found that grass pollen extract can improve symptoms of BPH .
An important finding in this study was that, according to ultrasound measurements, prostate size decreased in men taking grass pollen. Not all treatments for BPH can reduce prostate size. It may be that treatments which shrink the prostate can reduce the need for surgery—such is the case, at least, with the prescription drug finasteride. Whether grass pollen offers this same potential benefit is not yet known.
Maximum safe doses for young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with liver or kidney disease are not known.
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/18/2014 -