Diuretic, urinary antiseptic, endocrine agent.
Saw Palmetto is a herb that acts to tone and strengthen the male reproductive system. It may be used with safety where a boost to the male sex hormones is required. It is specific in cases of enlarged prostate glands. It will be of value in infections of the genito-urinary tract.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Thyroid deficiency - preliminary results
antiseptic, sedative, cardiac, tonic, diuretic
BPH is considered to be caused by testosterone accumulating in the prostate. The testosterone is then converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes the cells to multiply too quickly and leads to enlargement of the prostate. The saw palmetto extract prevents testosterone from converting to dihydrotestosterone. It also inhibits DHT from binding to cellular receptor sites and so increase DHT's breakdown and excretion.
In several double blind studies Saw Palmetto extract was an effective treatment for BPH. It was found to be superior to finasteride (Proscar). While Proscar takes
up to an year to show some beneficial effects, Saw Palmetto extract showed better results in shorter period of time. Most patients reported obtaining some relief of symptoms within the first 30 days of the treatment with the Saw Palmetto extract.
Saw palmetto had no demonstrable effect on the serum prostatic specific antigen levels.
Useful for asthma and all kinds of throat troubles, colds, bronchitis, la grippe, whooping cough, and when the throat is irritated and
painful. Especially useful when there is excessive mucous discharge from the sinuses and nose.
Valuable in all diseases of the reproductive organs, ovaries, prostate, testes, etc. as well as for Bright's disease and diabetes
Combinations : For debility associated with the reproductive system it will combine well with Damiana and Kola. For the treatment of enlarged prostate glands it may be used with Horsetail and Hydrangea.