Saw Palmetto is known for many other names like Sabal, Sabal Serrulata and Palmetto.
It is however worthy to note of its scientific name - Serenoa Repens. It has also
a botanical tag, Serenoa Serrulata.
It is an herbal component known to come in two forms - extras effective and less
effective. In the past, it is considered as a very effective herbal component in
treating prostate cancer. In the late 1990, it was introduced as something that helps
cure baldness. It is also considered as a vital component in the preparation and
manufacturing of medicines used on treating impotence and erectile malfunction.
Saw Palmetto is an herbal plant that comes from the family of Arecaceae Palm. It
is basically a palm tree. It is grown in many tropical countries, as other palm tree
specie does. It is originally found in North America.
What makes Palmetto extra efficient, in treating both prostate cancer and baldness
are the properties found in its dried ripe fruit. Its fruit was found to have high
concentration of green volatile oil, steroidal saponins, fixed oil and tannins.
Saw Palmetto gained its popularity when its herbal component was made to cure prostate
cancer among men. Palmetto was in fact found to have been ten times more effective
than any other cure, which compelled further study on it.
As a result, it was delisted by the National Formulary?s list of medical ingredients.
However, other countries sustained the practice and use of Palmetto. It was in the
late 1990s when Palmetto finally made a comeback when it was re-introduced into something
else - a cure for baldness.
The basic use of Saw Palmetto is directed towards men. It is an essential cure to
prostate-related ailments, which includes the terminal stage of such illness. As
for women, Saw Palmetto is known to have contributing factors to breast enhancement
and triggers active lactation for new moms.
Saw Palmetto was found to have properties amazingly effective in treating baldness
among men. It is also good in treating colds, sinusitis and a sexually transmitted
disease known as herpes. Saw Palmetto is also an aphrodisiac even as it enhances
erection among men who have been having difficulties in it.