Saw Palmetto extract has a variety of health benefits for men and women but because the month of June is Men’s Health Month, we are going to take this post to talk about the amazing, Saw Palmetto extract and how it can keep men healthy.
Saw Palmetto is one of those herbs that you hear about but don’t know much about. The plant looks like something you would find on Gilligan’s Island, but believe it or not, this fan-like palm (Serenoa repens), is indigenous to the coastal regions of the southern United States and southern California and the deep purple berries are used to make the Saw Palmetto extract.
Last week we discussed how Prostate health is very important for men and how as men grow older, many experience declining prostate health that significantly affects their lifestyle and well-being. One of the most common conditions is the swelling of the prostate gland which can lead to other symptoms such as increased urinary frequency, weak urinary stream, and difficulty initiating urination.
For more than a century, Saw Palmetto has been recognized for its ability to relieve swelling of the prostate gland, which we mentioned is one of the main health concerns for men. In fact, it is one of the most popular plant-derived remedies for benign prostatic hypertrophy. Doctors in Germany, Austria, and Italy use saw palmetto for treatment for enlargement of the prostate gland.
Intriguing research suggests that taking Saw Palmetto supplements may also help prevent hair loss and bladder issues, and soothing the mucous membrane associated with coughs, promoting expectoration.
Saw Palmetto has been shown to provide so many benefits, in fact, it is currently being evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and if it is approved, it would become the first herbal product to be licensed by the agency as a treatment for a specific condition.