Saw Palmetto is an old American tonic, dating back to the Mayans or even further. John Lloyd, a famous early American medicinal botanist, observed that animals that fed on these berries grew sleek and fat. The saw palmetto berry when eaten has a noticeable effect on body weight, general health and disposition, tranquility, appetite stimulation and reproductive organ health. Saw palmetto berries historically have been used to treat several related disorders of the genital-urinary system, including inflammation, rupture and blockage. This use prompted European researchers to investigate the clinical use of saw palmetto berry extracts in BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Based on clinical findings, the cause of BPH is testosterone level 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 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 soothing nervine and acts as an anti-septic. Saw palmetto reportedly increases the size of the breasts of women of childbearing age.
Saw Palmetto Berry Cut (Serenoa repens)
- Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Saw Palmetto Berry can provide relief for: • Breast Enlargement • Digestive Aid • Glands • Hormone Regulation • Impotency • Prostate Gland (enlargement) • Sexual Stimulant • Weight Gain (promotes)