Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP or prostate enlargement) affects half of all men over 50. A popular folk medicine for this condition is a daily handful of pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds contain large concentration of amino acids alanine, glycine and glutamic acid. A controlled study of 45 men have shown that these amino acids relieved or reduced nighttime urination by 95%, the urgency of urination by 81% and the frequency of urination by 73%.
You can roast your own pumpkin seeds from a fresh pumpkin. Pull the pumpkin seeds from inside the pumpkin and rinse them in a colander. Pull any pulp or strings from the seeds and rinse again. Blot the seeds dry and place in a bowl. Add a few drops of olive oil (maybe just a drop of sesame oil, too, for added flavor) and spread them on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle the seeds lightly with salt. Roast the seeds at 375°F for about 45 minutes, or until they are golden. Cool the seeds completely and store in an airtight container.