Quercetin for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome

Urol Clin North Am. 2011 Aug;38(3):279-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2011.05.003.


Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common condition with a heterogeneous origin that responds best to multimodal therapy. The bioflavonoid quercetin has antioxidant and antiinflammatory effects that have proven useful for treating this condition. Using the clinical phenotype system UPOINT, quercetin can be helpful for those with organ-specific complaints (bladder or prostate) and pelvic floor spasm. This article discusses the current understanding of CP/CPPS and how treatment with quercetin can be used alone or as part of multimodal therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Antioxidants / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prostatitis / classification
  • Prostatitis / drug therapy*
  • Quercetin / therapeutic use*


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Antioxidants
  • Quercetin