Saw Palmetto for Prostate
Palmetto is a shrubby palm that is found in sandy soils which grows about 6-10 feet high. Its fruit is of the size
of an olive and is picked when it is fully ripened. The ripe fruit is dried and then used as medication medical
conditions including prostate problems. It does not taste good but has amazing medicinal value. It has fatty oil, sterols, water soluble polysaccharides and
Saw Palmetto is an important ingredient for many traditional medicines. Its use is not new in alternative medicine,
and it is not only used to treat urinary diseases. The Mayans used Saw Palmetto the most and considered it as a
tonic that gave them tremendous energy. Theses days, most countries such as the Americans used its berry fruit and
also its extract as food in addition to medicine.
Prostate Health and Saw
Prostate is a gland that
is located in the lower part of the abdominal between the bladder and the
penis. This very use gland is
sometimes affected by serious diseases including cancer. Prostate cancer is common in men above the age of fifty.
There are various treatments to cure prostate cancer ranging from medications to surgeries. Saw Palmetto, as
herbal supplement, has also shown positive results in treating prostate. It has shown success in alleviating several symptoms prostate ailments such as frequent
and troublesome urination.The extract of Saw Palmetto is full of fatty acids and phytosterols that render vitality and strength human
health. These chemicals also impede the
capability of testosterone (male hormone) to proliferate cancer cells in and around prostate.
Saw palmetto To
Treat Benign Prostatic
Several cancer research results and medical trials have shown that
Saw Palmetto was well tolerated by patients of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and eased them of troubled
symptoms. It has shown equivalent effectiveness with finasteride and
tamsulosin, two of the most commonly used to treat prostatic problems. Its
consistent intake is capable of reducing the risk for prostate surgery up to 50 percent.
When prostate gland gets
enlarged, individuals face urinary problems. This herb is extremely effective in treating such symptoms like
frequent urination, urinating during the night, difficulty in controlling urine, incomplete voiding, and others.
Saw palmetto has also
shown success in treating BPH providing the same results as finasteride (Proscar) without any serious side
effects. Some case studies have even suggested that saw palmetto can actually shriveled the size of the prostate
Saw palmetto extract
negligibly affected cytochrome P450 enzymes in humans, thus signifying lesser possibility of pharmacokinetic
interactions when combined with other drugs. Its herbal preparation and exact chemical constituency may differ
due to manufacturing formulae. Its contraindications include the cases of pregnant and lactating women.
Saw Palmetto Side Effects
Saw Palmetto does not cause serious side effects, some people may develop allergies. Trouble in breathing,
inflammation of the lips and tongue, inconvenience in throat and swelling in the face are some of the allergic
reactions. Few other side effects may
Risk of internal bleeding
Reduced production of sex hormones
Severe cramps in legs
If these side effects are
experienced and persistent, consult your doctor immediately and stop taking the saw palmetto immediately. It is
advised to take the saw palmetto only after consulting doctor.