Saw Palmetto And Prostate Health


Saw Palmetto is a type of herb which can greatly improve the prostate health. Recent researches have confirmed that the extract of this herb is very helpful for the maintenance of the functionality of prostate. In fact, this extract is often used as an axillary method in treating enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia. Experiments also show that saw palmetto can effectively help promote urinary flow in patients with BPH.


Although the application of saw palmetto is not a standard treatment methods for supporting prostate health, it is the herb which is often recommended by herbalists for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in many places. In addition, in some countries like India, people like to use this herb as a tonic which has the expectorant and antiseptic functions to keep health.

As a common disease in old people, enlarged prostate is often related to hormonal imbalance with the growing age. Usually enlarged prostate gland will block urination and cause inconvenience in people’s life. Despite the benign prostatic hyperplasia does not cause cancer, it can cause other health issues such as bladder blockage, bladder infection, bladder stones or even kidney damage.

Although many people believed that there is a relationship between saw palmetto and the prostate, no scientific studies have proved that yet. Some experiments pointed out that this extract has anti-inflammatory properties which is the reason that it can help to alleviate prostatic hyperplasia.

Despite the fact that saw palmetto extract has already been used as a type of conventional therapeutic drug for benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment for several years, you should still use them with attention. The good thing is that there are not severe side effects recorded. However, some minor disorders including headache, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and nausea may still occur.

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