SAW PALMETTO (Serenoa repens) aka - Windmill Palm, Sawtooth Palm
Saw Palmetto Berries historically have been used to treat several related disorders of the genito-urinary system, including inflammation, rupture and blockage. These historical uses prompted European researches to investigate the clinical use of Saw Palmetto Berry extracts in BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Clinical findings claim the cause of BPH is testosterone levels build-up in the prostate; within the prostate, testosterone is converted to an even more potent compound called dihydrotestosterone. This compound causes cells to multiply excessively leading to prostate enlargement. Studies have shown that the fat-soluble Saw Palmetto Berry extract prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. The berries act specifically on the enlarged prostate, reducing inflammation and pain. Saw Palmetto is recommended in all wasting diseases because it has an effect upon all the glandular tissues. It is also a quieting nervine and acts as an anti-septic. Saw Palmetto is reputed to increase the breast size in women of childbearing age. It also helps with thyroid function, regulating the development of the reproductive system, stimulating glandular function, and removing excess mucus in the sinuses. It is effective when used for colds, sore throat, whooping cough, bronchitis and asthma. The berries have also been useful for improving digestion, increasing weight, and building strength.
- Primary Uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Saw Palmetto can provide relief for: • Bronchitis/Asthma • Digestive Issues • Glandular Problems • Hormone Irregularities • Impotency • Prostate Gland Enlargement • Sexual Dysfunction • Weight Loss