Saw palmetto

Scientific Name

Serenoa repens


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.


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