By Nthungo YaAfrika

OUR ancestors whom some in our midst love to denigrate and call ‘pagans’, never had prostate-related problems.

This is because they had self-knowledge, which they called, Seauton Gnothi, which literally means, man know yourself.

They had thorough knowledge about Genesis 1: Verse 29, “Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food’.”

The prostate gland which affects the urinary and the reproductive system was a friend not their worst enemy.

What is the prostate gland

The gland is as big as a chestnut, a walnut or the seed of a mature peach fruit and is situated at the base of the urinary bladder and surrounds the urethra where it is attached to the bladder. 

It therefore means the urethra runs through the middle of the gland. 

The urethra itself is a tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis.

The problem

In men over 50 years, the prostate gland often grows to the size of an apple, upsetting the flow of urine and in some cases affecting bowel movements if it is pushing hard against the rectum.

The one affected in some cases passes more urine frequently, particularly during the night. 

Dribbling also occurs after urination and the bladder rarely empties completely.

Sometimes urination is difficult and painful with hot a sensation.

Inflammation of the prostate gland or prostatitis usually occurs in younger men causing pain in the lower abdomen, back, testicles or the area between the scrotum (the pouch containing the testicles).

The patient may feel unwell with raised temperature and bloody smelly urine. 

Prostatitis is caused by infection which is sometimes transmitted.


The prostate gland is a zinc accumulating citrate-producing organ. 

One of zinc’s important roles is to change the metabolism of the cell in order to produce citrate, an important component of semen.

The process of zinc accumulation alteration of metabolism and citrate production is energy inefficient and prostate cells sacrifice enormous amounts of energy in order to accomplish this task. 

Prostate cancer cells are devoid of zinc. 

Zinc is an anti-proliferative and induces apoptosis in abnormal cells. 

Unfortunately oral ingestion of zinc is ineffective since high concentration of zinc into prostate cells is not possible without active transporter ZIPI. 

Conventional treatment

Like some diseases, the treatment is variable and very costly. 

All types of prostatic surgery may affect sexual function and all types of prostatic surgery generally result in some retrograde ejaculation.

The patient should be informed that the ejaculate may be decreased in amount or totally absent.

Retrograde ejaculation is not harmful because the semen is eliminated during the next urination.

The main complications after surgery are haemorrhag bladder spasms, urinary incontinence and infection.

Many patients experience a change in sexual functioning following surgery. 

Many men experience retrograde ejaculation because of the trauma in the internal sphincter.

Physiologic erectile dysfunction may occur if nerves are cut or damaged during surgery. 

Because of the invasive nature of the surgery, it might not be prescribed for old and frail patients. 

In some other countries, the old and frail are put on active surveillance. 

Surgery may also prove expensive for the common man. 

Throughout the world, several ‘who is who’s’, kings, presidents, celebrities, multi-millionaires and billionaires have died as a result of prostate gland problems. 

This simply means, success through conventional treatment is not guaranteed.

Alternative approach

Prevention is better than cure. 

Indigenous diet is very important.

We have to go back to Genesis 1: Verse 29.

Indigenous herbs to treat this scourge are still available, all thanks and praises to the spiritual world which is still contactable, although denigrated by most so called ‘modern’ black Africans.

Prostate problems are troubling men throughout the motherland, just because traditional dishes, beverages and wild fruits are now frowned upon.

The Holy Bible mentions healing herbs in Genesis 1 Verse 29, Ezekiel 47: Verse 12 and Revelation 22: Verse 2.

Yahweh in Yahweh’s wisdom knew that not all could be healed by faith alone.

The ball is in the so-called ‘modern’ black African’s court.

Nthungo YaAfrika, aka J.L. Mtembo, is a Hamite who strongly believes in the motherland renaissance.

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