13 August 2008

Serenoa repens
  • Saw palmetto grows in areas of southern Europe, Africa, and in coastal regions of the American southeast.
  • This small palm tree produces white flowers in the spring and summer.
  • The tree’s fruit is olive-sized and forms in clusters. When ripe, the fruit becomes dark blue. The fruit is used for medicinal purposes after being dried

Contain -Active Ingredients

  • Plant sterols and fatty acids are two of the compounds found in the plant.

Health Benefits of Saw Palmetto

  • The anti-inflammatory and testosterone-moderating effects of Saw Palmetto make it useful for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • The herb is used for treating irritable bladder as well.
  • Saw palmetto is used by some herbalists as a diuretic, a sedative, and an antiseptic.
    It also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).Aging men often are affected by BPH and experience symptoms including frequent urination, difficulty maintaining or starting urination, need to urinate during the night, and urine leakage.Research supports that saw palmetto is effective in treating BPH in some individuals.

Dosage and Administration

  • Saw palmetto can be taken in liquid, tablet, or capsule form. Products should contain an 80% standardization of fatty acids, the active ingredients.
  • Noticed effects often take up to 1 ½ months to see. Recommended daily dosages range from 320 to 1800 mg.


  • Saw Palmetto should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • The herb should be avoided by those who have hormone-driven cancers or a family history of such cancers.
  • People with stomach disorders and those who are taking hormones or hormone-like drugs should chech with their physician before taking it.


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