Pygeum africanum is
the African plum tree, which has been shown to alleviate
symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. For centuries,
South Africa tribes have used the bark of this evergreen
tree to relieve incontinence in men. This alternative
treatment is widely prescribed by European physicians.
However, in the United States, few studies have been
performed to reveal its effectiveness. Also, no studies
have linked Pygeum africanum’s effectiveness in
the treatment of prostate cancer.