Serenoa repens, commonly known as saw palmetto or Sabal serrulatum, is a small palm, growing to a maximum height of around 2–3 m, endemic to the southeastern United States, most commonly along the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal plains. It is a hardy plant, extremely slow growing, and long lived, with some plants reaching the age of 500–700 years.
Saw palmetto fruit is best known for its use in decreasing symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) and prostate infections. It is also a remedy for colds and coughs, sore throat, asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and migraine. It is also used to increase urine flow (as a diuretic), to promote relaxation (as a sedative), and to enhance sexual drive (as an aphrodisiac).Beta sitosterol found in saw palmetto fruits is believed to reduce benign prostatic hyperplasia and blood cholesterol levels, it also improves athletic performance.
1.Treat urinary tract infections;
2.Prevent and relieve symptoms of prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia);
3.Calm the irritated and overactive bladder occasionally associated with bedwetting;
4.Reduce hormonal damage to prostate cells, possibly reducing the future risk of developing prostate cancer;
5.Maintain healthy blood vessels, nerves and tissues;
7.Tonic and Expectorant for mucous membranes (particularly the bronchial passages).
1.Saw Palmetto inhibits action on the prostate, thus is used widely for BPH treatment.
2.Saw Palmetto also prevents binding of DHT to androgen receptors, hence helps with hair loss.
3. Saw Palmetto inhibits androgen and estrogen receptor activity and helps both men and women to balance hormones.
4.Saw Palmetto cure inflammation: herb helps treat bladder inflammation and helps with urinary flow.
5.Saw Palmetto for women: Women also use Saw Palmetto herb to stimulate breast enlargement and also to treat uterine irritability.
6.Saw Palmetto is also used to treat impotence, frigidity, and also used as an aphrodisiac. Some new evidence shows that Saw Palmetto may also help with thyroid deficiencies.
7.Saw Palmetto is used to clear chest congestion, treat coughs.