Used in the treatment of benign enlarged prostate and hair loss
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens = Sabal serrulata = Serenoa serrulata) is the name of a palm tree that grows in the Southern Atlantic Coast states of the United States, Southern Europe and North Africa. This small palm (not more than 3 metres high) produces dark red berries, single seed and olive-like in size
- Fatty Acids
- Anthranilic Acid
The use of Saw Palmetto is contraindicated during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
For its hormonal effects, Saw Palmetto is also used against hair loss (androgenetic alopecia)
USA (Florida), where it grows on the edge of pine forests and in sunny settings on the semi-sandy dunes from Carolina to California. The plant was used by the Natives Peoples of Florida to treat numerous urological disorders.
Saw Palmetto is an herbal medicine used in the treatment of enlarged prostate; the extracts have in fact demonstrated a peripheral antiandrogenic effect, by interacting on testosterone metabolism at the prostate level, and an inhibitory effect on lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase with consequent anti-inflammatory effects.