Isatis indigotica Fort, Glycyrrhiza glabra L, Panax pseudo-ginseng Wall, Ganoderma lucidium Karst, Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, Dendranthema morifolium Tzvel, Rabdosia rubescens, and Serenoa repens


PC-SPES is a combination of eight natural products. It has been used to slow signs of prostate cancer and improve prostate health. The herbs used in PC-SPES are chrysanthemum, dyer’s woad, licorice, Panax ginseng, saw palmetto, skullcap, Robdosia rubescens, and reishi mushroom. PC-SPES can be taken as a pill, but it has been recalled and is no longer legally available in the United States.


There are no advised doses for PC-SPES

What Research Shows

There is not enough data to support that PC-SPES is helpful in treating health problems. We will review future studies as they are published.

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Safety Notes

It may be safe to take PC-SPES in small doses for a short time. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to use for a long period. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use PC-SPES.


Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse such as:

  • People with high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, or urinary problems should talk to their doctors before taking PC-SPES. It may interact with their medicine.

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