Epilobium As Alternative Medicine
Epilobium is mainly an alternative medicine for prostate health. It is often used together with saw palmetto to treat prostate disorders by reducing the production of the male hormone testosterone.
This herb is also used with horsetail or nettle to treat bladder or kidney or urinary tract conditions. It is sold usually in tea or capsule form. Pregnant or nursing women best avoid using epilobium. This herb can reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives, hormone progesterone and hormone replacement therapy. It is also shown to affect the body’s production of the female hormone oestrogen. Epilobium as an alternative medicine is still not very well known by the masses including me.