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What is phytotherapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

Phytotherapy is the use of plant extracts to treat a medical condition. Some plant extracts have been used for centuries to treat urinary symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Today, there is wide variation in the use of these herbal products around the world. In some European countries -- Germany, Austria, and France, for example -- plant extracts are commonly used as initial treatment for men with urinary symptoms.

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