Hypertrophy of the prostate is common in men of advancing age. The enlargement of prostate and the related problems have been reported in 60% of men in the 50 and over age group. The cause of prostate enlargement is uncertain but an increase in oestradiol in elderly men resulting in hormonal imbalance with increased age is a scientifically significant indicator for benign prostatic hyperplasia. The common symptoms are retention of urine, irritation and increased urgency and frequency of urination, nocturia, incontinence resulting from bladder irritation. In extreme unattended cases there may be complete retention of urine.
In cases of inflammation of the prostate gland (prostatitis), symptoms are dysuria, pollakisuria, painful defecation. Sometimes it can develop as a consequence of urinary tract infections.
Urinary tract infections:
Lower urinary tract infections (urethritis or cystitis) are characterised by pyuria, often with dysuria, urgency or frequency. Acute uncomplicated cystitis in women is caused by Escherichia coli in 80% of cases. Recurrent cystitis is mostly due to exogenous re-infections.
Sabal serrulata ? 40%
Echinacea purpurea ? 30%
Passiflora incarnata 1x 10%
Cantharis 4x 10%
Mercurius biiodatus 8x 10%
(Mercurius iodatus ruber)
Alcohol content: 57% v/v
Proven indications of the individual ingredients in the sphere of claimed action:
Sabal serrulata is indicated for hypertrophy of the prostate gland, prostatitis, cystitis, epididymitis and urinary difficulties. The drug is known to promote nutrition, tissue building. It is useful in general and sexual debility. The indicated symptoms are constant urge to urinate at night, enuresis, paresis of sphincter vesicae, difficult urination, prostatic discharge, and painful emission during coitus.
Echinacea purpurea is useful in recurrent infections, inflammations and septic conditions associated with chronic prostatitis and chronic urinary tract infections. It is known to correct blood dyscrasia and stimulate immune action.
Passiflora incarnata has a soothing effect on the nervous system. It is used to regulate sleep by reducing irritability in the mentally worried, over-worked and aged persons. It tends to calm bladder irritability and decreases the frequent urge to urinate.
Cantharis acts specifically on urinary and sexual organs and lowers their irritability and over-sensitiveness. It is indicated for intolerable constant urge to urinate with possible tenesmus, sharp and burning pain or blood in urine. Urine is passed drop by drop.
Mercurius biiodatus has been employed in homeopathy to reduce glandular swellings and suppurative and ulcerative conditions of the mucous membranes. It acts on frequent urge to urinate, greenish discharge from urethra, intense burning in urethra on urination, dark urine, profuse perspiration and chilliness.
Directions for use
Dosage: Unless otherwise prescribed, Sabal Pentarkan® (WSI) should be taken as follows:
For acute complaints, 10-20 drops should be taken at hourly intervals until an improvement occurs, up to a maximum of 12 times a day. For subsequent treatment, 10-20 drops should be taken 3 times a day.
Children should be given half of the adult dose.
Note: For treatment of children, during pregnancy and lactation, and for patients with serious liver or alcohol problems, in particulars, please note that this product contains alcohol.
Side effects: No side effects of Sabal Pentarkan® (WSI) are known.
Contra-indications: Do not use this product in patients known to be hypersensitive to Echinacea or to other Compositae flowers.
Interactions: No interactions between Sabal Pentarkan®(WSI) and other products are known.
Presentation: Bottle of 30 ml.