Epilobium is a genus belonging to many species of flowering plants ,belonging to the family Onagraceae , usually it develops in humid environments.
It grows in damp places in much of Europe,in our country usually found in the area of the Pyrenees and Cantabria.
The most commonly used for the production of preparations in herbalists species , es el Epilobium parviflorum.
The Epilobium parviflorum is the species whose active ingredients are recognized by the scientific community,for relief of urinary symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia.
It has anti-inflammatory properties,antibacterianas,antioxidantes, antiviral and diuretic.
As is the case with SABAL, It has the ability to inhibit the activity of an enzyme, 5-alpha reductase , responsible, partly, the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The Epilobium parviflorum decreases inflammation of the prostate and analysis values prostate specific antigen(PSA) in the blood.