Scientific studies suggest that saw palmetto inhibits the production of dihydrotesterone , a hormone that contributes to the enlargement of the prostate, thus narrowing the urethra and producing poor urinary flow.
In one double blind study, patients taking 320mg of saw palmetto per day for 12 weeks, showed a 26% increase in urinary flow and a 46% decrease in residual urine.
Studies published in medical journals around the world suggest that this herb is a safe, effective alternative to treat genito-urinary disorders such as inflammation, rupture and blockage.
Clinical studies have found this herb to be very useful in women for treating numerous conditions of the female reproductive system. Some recorded benefits include increased size and secreting ability of the mammary gland, decreased ovarian and uterine irritation and improved ovarian function. Saw palmetto has also been noted to have a tonic effect on the respiratory system in some patients. Other historical benefits of saw palmetto are increased thyroid efficiency, mild sedative action on the nervous system, increased lactation in women and enhanced fertility in both sexes.
Saw palmetto has been used for hundreds of years to treat urinary and reproductive disorders. Its use as an effective health benefit for the prostate gland has been well established. Saw palmetto is one of the select herbal remedies that have been accepted by the pharmacists and Doctors.
Saw palmetto is considered safe and non-toxic.
However, it is not recommended for pregnant women and nursing mothers of small children because of its hormonal effect.
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