Saw palmetto

Scientific Name

Serenoa repens


Overview

American Indians use saw palmetto as a remedy to inhibit male testosterone to be converted to a more active form and as an anti-estrogenic medicine.  Its main use is to treat benign prostate hypertrophy (an increase in the size of the prostate gland).  It has been used as treatment for urinary tract infections as well.


Function


Forms Available


Recommended Intake


Deficiency


Sources in the Diet


Challenges Presented


Watson Products


Sources

  1. [0] – The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, and Herbs