Saw palmetto is a raw fruit of the plant Serenoa ripens and is known for its rich fatty acid and phytosterol contents. The extracts of this herb are widely used in different natural medicinal practices. The notable medicinal and therapeutic properties of this herb are found effective against a wide range of disorders, and is used in several forms of traditional medicinal approaches.
Saw palmetto extracts are also known for their aphrodisiac, sedative and diuretic properties.
Here is a detailed list of the different uses of this herb today
- Several notable clinical trials have found that saw palmetto extracts could be more effective than placebo when it comes to dealing with benign prostatic hyperplasia.
- The ancient American Indians have been known to use the extracts of this herb as a treatment for problems of the urinary and reproductive system.
- The ripe fruit of this plant is found to be the most effective, and many researches have supported the use of this plant to calm down the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
- Saw palmetto extracts are also known to deal with general cold and cough, and may also be useful in curbing the symptoms associated with asthma, sore throat, bronchitis and other respiratory tract conditions.
- Conditions like pelvic pain syndrome, decreased urine flow and low sexual drive can also be dealt with by taking these extracts.
- When taken in combination with some other herbs, saw palmetto extracts can also help cure cancer.
- Saw palmetto extracts are also used to promote relaxation and curb migraine headaches.
- Several prostate infections may also be dealt with by taking the extracts of this herb.
- The expectorant properties of this herb can control the irritation of the mucous membranes and improve expulsion of cough.
- The extracts of this herb are among the most popular herbal treatment for several urinary infections and conditions.
The extracts of this herb should be taken in the appropriate dosage, since its overuse is linked to several health risks including bleeding, increased severity of heart disease and allergic reactions