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What are the Medical Uses of Cernilton?

Cernilton, an extract from rye grass pollen, is primarily used to alleviate symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), improving urinary flow and reducing inflammation. Its potential benefits extend to prostatitis relief as well. Intrigued by how a natural extract can impact men's health? Discover the science behind Cernilton's therapeutic effects and explore its full range of medical applications. What could it mean for you?
Maggie J. Hall
Maggie J. Hall

Considered a certified pharmaceutical in Europe but classified as a dietary supplement in the U.S., cernilton is often used for treating symptoms associated with prostate and urinary tract disorders. According to some research, it might also have anti-infective properties. The word cernilton is French for flower pollen extract, though the product is typically manufactured using pollen obtained from grasses. Most individuals tolerate the extract without difficulty, but it can produce an adverse reaction in persons suffering from environmental allergies.

Benign prostatic hypertrophy and nonbacterial prostatitis usually produce symptoms that include increased urges to void throughout the day and night, while preventing full bladder emptying. Starting a urinary stream can also pose a problem and create physical discomfort. Laboratory studies indicate that cernilton flower pollen exhibits anti-inflammatory properties that reduce tissue swelling and pain and restores normal bladder contractions.

In studies, cernilton was shown to ease sore throats in some people.
In studies, cernilton was shown to ease sore throats in some people.

Using cernilton as treatment does not guarantee satisfactory results. The number of studies conducted on the effectiveness of cernilton as an alternative prostate gland treatment indicate differing results among individuals within each tested group. While some men experienced dramatic symptomatic improvement, other men received only marginal relief, and still others, showed no change in condition. Some retailers also tout the product as a male enhancement supplement, though scientific research does not endorse these claims.

Cernilton is a supplement sometimes used to treat prostate disorders.
Cernilton is a supplement sometimes used to treat prostate disorders.

Research conducted on cernilton reveals possible antimicrobial properties in some subjects. Persons suffering from cold or flu viruses received doses of the extract and monitoring for beneficial results. Again, effectiveness varied, with some experiencing relief from sore throat and hoarseness, while others obtained relief from coughing or a runny nose. The cause of the symptom relief is unclear, but researchers suggest nutritional value as a possible factor, as pollen extracts usually contain vitamins and minerals, along with protein, carbohydrates, and fats.

Cernilton is often used to treat symptoms associated with urinary tract disorders.
Cernilton is often used to treat symptoms associated with urinary tract disorders.

Most cernilton products contain extracts derived from a combination of pollens. Pollen from corn, rye, and timothy grasses are most commonly used. The pollen itself attaches to the tiny hair fibers of bees as they travel from plant to plant, and researchers obtain the pollen directly from the bees or by using mechanized equipment. The pollen then undergoes chemical processing that produces the extract.

Cernilton has been helpful in treating cough.
Cernilton has been helpful in treating cough.

Persons suffering from hay fever type allergies might experience allergic reactions, ranging from itchy, watery eyes and nasal congestion to difficulty breathing and asthma. Cernilton may also inhibit platelets from sticking together. This characteristic poses a possible risk for individuals taking the supplement with anticoagulant medications.

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    • In studies, cernilton was shown to ease sore throats in some people.
      By: absolutimages
      In studies, cernilton was shown to ease sore throats in some people.
    • Cernilton is a supplement sometimes used to treat prostate disorders.
      By: tomschoumakers
      Cernilton is a supplement sometimes used to treat prostate disorders.
    • Cernilton is often used to treat symptoms associated with urinary tract disorders.
      By: 7activestudio
      Cernilton is often used to treat symptoms associated with urinary tract disorders.
    • Cernilton has been helpful in treating cough.
      By: Lisa F. Young
      Cernilton has been helpful in treating cough.
    • Cernilton has been helpful in treating a runny nose.
      By: Igor Mojzes
      Cernilton has been helpful in treating a runny nose.
    • Cernilton can have adverse reactions for someone with environmental allergies.
      By: jovanmandic
      Cernilton can have adverse reactions for someone with environmental allergies.