Benefits of Saw Palmetto
Saw plummetto or sernoa repens, scrub palm, palmetto, cabbage palm or dwarf tree is popular for its numerous health benefits. Recent study has shown that it contain many health benefits, and is commonly used to reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men.
1. Treats urinary infections
Saw palmetto is commonly used to alleviate urinary symptoms that come about due an engorged prostrate gland. This disorder of know as benign prostrate hyperplasia. Moreover, saw palmetto is used to reduce pelvis pain, treat bladder disorders, hormonal imbalances and low libido.
2. Breast enlargement
Saw palmetto help increase the release of prolactin hormone in women. The hormone encourages the development of mammary glands, so production of prolactin is beneficial to aid in breast enlargement and milk production.
3. Good for hair
It is a natural remedy for people with common hair problems such as thinning hair. Recent study has shown that saw palmetto is beneficial for individuals with hair loss or thinning hair. It contains an essential enzyme known as 5-Alpha reductase that reduces the production of testosterone.
4. Thyroid treatment
Many women around the world suffer from thyroid problems. Saw palmetto is known to regulate hormonal changes, thereby is beneficial to women with this condition. It helps improve gland health and strengthen the thyroid, improving overall health.
5. Regulates hormonal changes
Apart from its hormonal-regulating effects in regards to weight loss, saw palmetto also eases the discomfort associated with menstruation and balance hormones to improve fertility.
6. Reduces prostrate cancer risk
Saw palmetto is proven to help reduce chance of prostrate cancer, according to recent studies. However, you need to consult a doctor if you are allergic to saw palmetto or if you are on medication to avoid health complications.
Common side effects of excessive use of saw palmetto include nausea, breathing problems, chest pain, dizziness, headaches, rashes, dry mouth, tiredness and abdominal pain.