Extract of Sabal serrulata berries
~ Helps maintain the health of the prostate gland
~ Made from Saw palmetto berries
~ Herbal food supplement
~ Uses: enlarged prostate, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), male pattern baldness, impotence
Sabal is the name given to the group of plants known as the ‘New World Palms’ or simply as Palmetto. The Sabal group of plants can be found all over the world, but Sabal serrulata (also known as Serenoa repens and by the common names Saw Palmetto or Dwarf Palm) is only found in the Florida Everglades.
What is Saw Palmetto?
The fruit or berries of Sabal serrulata are used to make Saw palmetto tincture. These are the size of olives and contain an oil known simply as ‘saw palmetto oil’, rich in a substance called β-sitosterol. Saw palmetto berries are popular as a food supplement for many uses, including to help maintain the health of a normal prostate gland.
Saw palmetto oil is used at a dose of 320mg to help relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
This is a small palm with fan-shaped leaves. The fruit, which is dark red, is the size of an olive and contains a volatile oil known as Saw Palmetto oil. It is the fruit that is used medicinally. Saw Palmetto is considered by herbalists to be the prime remedy for prostate problems.
How it works
The condition of an enlarged prostate is commonly found in men over the age of 50. This enlargement is the result of the cells in the prostate reacting to increasing levels of inflammatory hormones in the male body. Cells of the prostate enlarge, which in turn cause the whole gland to increase in size. Saw Palmetto prevents the production of specific inflammatory hormones and dampens the inflammatory response of the prostate cells. This is a local effect, confined to the prostate gland.