Pygeum is used for treating functional symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) (nocturia, dysuria, pollakiuria micturitional disorders, and bladder fullness) and prostatic adenoma. Traditionally, pygeum is used orally for inflammation, kidney disease, urinary problems, malaria, stomachache, fever, difficult urination, fever, madness, prostate gland inflammation, and as an aphrodisiac.