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Saw Palmetto Date Written 2007
Author Joe Holmes Date Revised  

Saw palmetto Berry

Saw palmetto berries have traditionally been used to treat frequent urination during the night, as well as impotence, decreased libido, and prostate problems. Today, saw palmetto berries are widely used to treat BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), a condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged, causing symptoms like pain and frequent urination.

The active ingredients in saw palmetto berries are phytosterols from a variety of fatty acids. Phytosterols prevent conversion of testosterone to DHT, which is thought to be responsible for causing the prostate to become inflamed. These substances also prevent DHT from binding to prostate cells, further reducing the risk of prostate enlargement.

Saw palmetto berries also have anti-estrogenic and anti-androgenic properties that keep inflammation in check. The herb has been widely studied as a remedy for BPH in both the United States and Europe with consistently favourable results.







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