Pollen may play a role in reducing prostate size naturally
Use of bee pollen from various sources, including rye grass and flower pollens, has been shown to be effective in treating symptoms of BPH and reducing the overall size of the prostate. A Korean study published in 2017 examined use of a supplement containing both bee pollen and Panax ginseng to inhibit the development of an enlarged prostate in rats.
The study involved a control group, rats with BPH who were given the supplement, and animals who were treated with the drug finasteride. After four weeks, the authors found that the rats who received the bee pollen supplement showed a decrease in prostate weight as well as a decline in various growth factors in the prostate tissue. The authors proposed that the bee pollen and ginseng combination “might be used as functional food for BPH.”