Saw Palmetto (Not Only) For Prostate problems

Saw palmetto is a very effective herbal agent for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (enlargement). Numerous studies have shown convincingly how saw palmetto extract improved prostate health and mitigated all the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy. Compared to traditional medicines, saw palmetto extract helps and even boosts potency without side effects and therefore offers a wonderful alternative to men with prostate problems.

Effects Of Saw Palmetto

The prostate is a small gland with a size and shape resembling chestnut. It's under the man's bladder and surrounds the urethra as a ring. From the age of 75, almost every male experiences benign prostate enlargement which in most cases is negligible until health complaints occur.

For ca. 20-30% of men with benign prostate enlargement, however, the glandular parts are enlarged around the urethra, with the consequences of unpleasant problems during urination.

However, medicines prescribed by doctors may cause serious side effects, eg. impotence and depression. Instead, an effective and gentle treatment option is to take herbal remedies containing saw palmetto.

In the core of purple-black berries of saw palmetto, besides flavonoids and oils, there are also sterols. These sterols make it possible for saw palmetto to regulate this area in case of benign prostatic enlargement and contribute to the normalization of the gland. In addition, saw palmetto has a positive effect on inflammations associated with undesirable growth and fluid retention.

Saw Palmetto Exerts Its Effets After Persistent Intake

According to an analysis in 1998, which included 18 studies, saw palmetto extract had similarly good results in restoring the healthy function of the urinary tract than with medication, BUT without side effects. A subsequent 2003 study clearly confirmed this and concluded that the effects of saw palmetto extract are not immediate but come only after a long period of time.

Saw Palmetto For Sexual Dysfunction

For many men, the benign enlargement of the prostate is one of the main reasons why their love life is underdeveloped. Frequent and sudden urination is often accompanied by painful ejaculation, less ejaculate and erectile dysfunction. In 2013, Swiss and English researchers concluded that men concerned do not have to accept these restrictions. In a 8-week clinical trial, 82 patients with prostate enlargement received 320 mg of saw palmetto extract per day. At the end of the series of treatments, many typical symptoms were significantly alleviated and sexual performance was noticeably improved as well.

Saw Palmetto Is Safe

Since the fruit of saw palmetto is not available, we must take saw palmetto extract. Different formulations are available on the market which differ in the composition and efficacy of the active ingredients. No harmful adverse effects will occur when applying saw palmetto extract. The effectiveness of the saw palmetto extract is recognized by medical science as well.

When is it useful to take Saw Palmetto?

Based on researches, the use of Saw Palmetto extract may be useful when the following symptoms occur:

  • Sterility

  • Low libido

  • Urinary problems, especially for men

  • congestion

  • Cough

  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Menstrual pain

  • Pyelitis

  • Hair loss

As you can see, saw palmetto is also useful for women

When Is It Not Recommended To Take Saw Palmetto?

In the following cases you should not use saw palmetto:

Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use saw palmetto because saw palmetto acts as a hormone which may be dangerous for the health of pregnant woman and not good for lactation.

Before Surgery: Saw palmetto may inhibit the blood’s ability to solidify (coagulate). Therefore it is believed that saw palmetto may increase bleeding during and after surgery. It is therefore recommended that you stop taking saw palmetto at least 2 weeks before the day of surgery.