All About Saw Palmetto
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Saw palmetto is now best known for its ability to promote prostate health and sexual vigor, but was widely used in the past for breast health and enhancement in women. This was most recently noted in the book "The Green Pharmacy" by Dr. James Duke, a very useful herb for both men and women.
Recommended Uses: Baldness and hair loss, breast enhancement, digestion, energy and body building, erections problems, inhibited sexual desire, prostate enlargement, prostatitis, thyroid and urinary tract health. *From "Prescription for Natural Healing" Balch and Balch, "The Green Pharmacy" Dr. James Duke, "Natural Health Bible" Bratman and Kroll, "Saw Palmetto Notes" Frontier Co-op.
Recommendations and Research* Saw palmetto berries have been used for centuries by native American cultures both as food and as medicine. The first uses of the berries were as a nutritive tonic to improve strength and energy, sexual vitality and youthful vigor. The berries contain fatty acids and sterols that interact with human hormones in a variety of ways, most particularly in preventing the conversion of testosterone into DHT resulting in its use for treating prostate enlargement and baldness.
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Saw palmetto has been used for centuries. Native Americans, dating back perhaps to pre-Mayan civilizations, used the berries for food and medicine. Early American botanists noted that animals who were fed with these berries grew sleek and robust. Saw palmetto is useful as a nutritive tonic, supporting the function of a healthy appetite and smooth digestion. Saw palmetto berry also tones the urethra, and it may be used to uphold the healthy function of the thyroid gland and urinary system.
In one of its more exotic uses, saw palmetto has been employed as a sexual stimulant ingredient in love potions (though of course Herb Notes cannot promise love, only knowledge). It has also been commonly recommended in folk medicine for breast enlargement in women. However, much of the recent attention paid to saw palmetto in the United States and Europe has focused on its properties in relation to the prostate gland.
Good prostate health can be threatened by the hormone dihydrotes-tosterone (DHT). DHT is converted from the male hormone testosterone in the prostate, particularly in men over 50. One of the effects of DHT is to cause prostate cells to multiply, which induces the prostate to become larger. Saw palmetto inhibits the functioning of DHT by preventing it from binding to prostate cells. Furthermore, it actually prevents the conversion of testosterone into DHT in the prostate. This remarkable herbal action makes saw palmetto a superior supplement in maintaining a normal, healthy prostate function and can help with hair loss and baldness.*
Safety Issues: Saw palmetto, a commonly eaten food, has been found safe and non-toxic, even in very high doses in a wide variety of studies. There are no known drug interactions.
*Tenaglia and DiSilvario. Saw palmetto showed significant increases in testosterone levels and lower levels of DHT in test subjects.
*Carroro, J. International Study. 1098 participants comparing saw palmetto to Proscar for BPH. Results; equally effective. Saw palmetto no side effects. Proscar reduced PSA levels and worsened sexual function.
*Di Silverio F, D'Eramo G, Lubrano C, Flammia GP, Sciarra A, Palma E, et al. Evidence that Serenoa repens extract displays an antiestrogenic activity in prostatic tissue of benign prostatic hypertrophy patients. Eur Urol 1992;21:309-14.
*Marks, LS, Partin AW, Epstein JI, Tyler VE, Simon I, Macairan ML, et al. Effects of a saw palmetto herbal blend in men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. J Urol 2000;163:1451-6.
*Gerber GS, Kuznetsov D, Johnson BC, Burstein JD. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of saw palmetto in men with lower urinary tract symptoms. Urology 2001;58:960-4.
*Carraro JC, Raynaud JP, Koch G, Chisholm GD, Di Silverio F, Teillac P, et al. Comparison of phytotherapy (Permixon) with finasteride in the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia: a randomized international study of 1,098 patients. Prostate 1996;29: 23140.