Saw Palmetto Extract - Herbal Supplement for Hyperplasia Benefits and side effects


Saw Palmetto is used as an herbal product which is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is also known by different names like Sabal serrulatum or Serenoa repens . The components of this product are found in the fruit of American dwarf palm tree. It is used widely in most of the countries like used in 50 percent of treatments in Italy and in 90 percent of treatments in Germany. The most common form of saw palmetto is Permixon . It grows naturally in the southeast U.S which includes Mississippi, Georgia and Florida. Some relief of symptoms has been noticed with the use of this supplement in most of the men within first thirty days.

The biggest producer of saw palmetto is Florida . Saw Palmetto extracts consist of sterols and essential fatty acids such as oleic acid, palmitic acid, lauric acid, myristic acid etc and obtained from berries of small palm trees. This herb is used by the Native Americans in treating urinary tract, genital tract and reproductive system problems. It is also helpful in building muscle tissues.

Ingredients in Saw Palmetto

  • Quercetin
  • Beta Sitosterol
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Pygeum
  • Rosemary
  • Lycopene
  • Genistein
  • Daidzein
  • Saw Palmetto extracts which contains 45 percent of fatty acids

Uses of Saw Palmetto

It is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is also used in the treatment of chronic bronchitis, bladder inflammation and many other conditions. It is used in treating hair loss. It is used for treating various conditions such as recovery from major illness, asthenia and urogenital problems.

Recommended Dosage

One should take about 160-320mg per day at least 3 times.

Benefits of Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto provides various benefits such as:-

It is used as an aphrodisiac and also used in the treatment of frigidity and impotence. It is helpful in the treatment of urinary flow. It is helpful in reducing loss of hair and prevents binding of DHT to androgen receptors. It is also beneficial in thyroid deficiencies. This herb is used by most women in the stimulation of breast enlargement and in the treatment of uterine irritability. It is helpful in treating BHP. It also clears chest congestion and treats asthma, coughs and bronchitis. It is beneficial in balancing of hormones.

Side Effects of Saw Palmetto

There are no significant side effects of Saw Palmetto. Doctor should be consulted before using this herb extract.


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