Prostate Cancer: Rauwolfia Vomitoria and Pao Pereira

The research on PROSTATE CANCER, PSA, and BPH

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men of all races and is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among all men. Traditional medicine provides several well-known options for treatment that are associated with various negative side effects. This has prompted many men to try alternatives, including herbal, treatments.

Dr. Aaron Katz, when Director of the Department of Holistic Urology at Columbia University Medical Center, learned of this interest in alternative approaches to prostate health and decided to study the most promising natural products in his own laboratory using rigorous scientific methods. He tested the anti-prostate cancer effects of the Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria plant extracts in cell cultures and then in animals carrying human prostate cancers.

The results demonstrated that both the Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria extracts inhibited the growth of prostate cancer cells in the laboratory and reduced the volume of prostate tumors in mice.  In addition to their anti-prostate cancer activity, Katz also found evidence that a combination of the two extracts has anti-inflammatory effects—lowering PSA in men with elevated levels and reducing the urinary symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).


What is Prostate Cancer?::
Prostate cancer is a problematic human disease whose burden to health in the United States could be decreased by a suitable preventive agent or treatment, especially one that might be used as a nutritional supplement.

Our Partners for those publications:

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Columbia University Medical Center::

The Center for Integrative Urology and Holistic Medicine in the Department of Urology, Columbia University Medical Center offers the best of complementary and integrative medicine to men and women with genitourinary tract disorders and to all patients seeking healthy, holistic and multidisciplinary approaches to treating various conditions and maintaining wellness. The Center was founded by Jillian L Capodice in 2011.

The mission of the Center for Integrative Urology and Holistic Medicine is to care for the entire person by utilizing safe, evidence-based and individualized treatment approaches. They offer holistic therapies aimed at treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

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Nanjing University::

Nanjing University (NJU or NU, simplified Chinese: 南京大学; traditional Chinese: 南京大學; pinyin: Nánjīng Dàxué; colloquially 南大, Nándà), or Nanking University, is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in China.

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Dr Aaron Katz::

Dr. Katz is an internationally recognized leader in the field of minimally invasive therapies for prostate cancer. He is an advocate of, and practices, integrative medicine, which combines the best scientific advances of conventional medicine with traditional and scientifically validated alternative therapies.


Our Publications

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