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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 researchers to investigate the clinical use of Saw Palmetto berry extracts in BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Based on clinical findings, the causes of BPH are due to 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, which leads 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 an enlarged prostate, reducing inflammation and pain. Saw Palmetto is recommended in all wasting diseases because it has an effect upon all glandular tissues. It is also a quieting nervine and acts as an anti-septic. Some claim Saw Palmetto increases the size of women’s breasts of childbearing age. It also helps with thyroid function, regulating development of the reproductive system, stimulating glandular function, removing excess mucus in the sinuses, and soothes colds, sore throats, whooping cough, bronchitis and asthma. The berries have reportedly been useful for improving digestion, increasing weight, and building strength.

Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Saw Palmetto may provide relief for:

• Asthma/Bronchitis
• Anxiety
• Colds/Sore Throats/Cough
• Breast Enlargement
• Digestive Aid
• Glandular Issues
• Hormone Regulation
• Prostate Gland
• Weight Loss

Saw Palmetto

  • Properties: Alterative, Anti-septic, Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, Sedative Primary nutrients: Vitamin A
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