Saw Palmetto Herbs Used By For Centuries

Rich in fatty acids and phytosterols, the Saw Palmetto herb is an extract of the fruit of Serenoa repens. It has been used in a variety of treatments in traditional, eclectic and alternative medicine. Most notably it has been used to treat prostate enlargement.

The taste of the saw palmetto fruit is not the most delightful, Some Native Americans have used it used it for food. Reportedly, the Mayans drank it as a tonic, and the Seminoles used the berries as an expectorant or antiseptic.

In eclectic medicine, saw palmetto extract has been used for a variety of conditions including weakness, recovery from illness, and urogenital problems. It once was used as a treatment for infertility, painful menstrual cycles, and even as a tonic and to treat underdeveloped breasts.

Eclectic practitioner H.W. Felter described saw palmetto as a nerve sedative, expectorant, and tonic. He thought it was of great use in the treatment of asthma, bronchial conditions, and whooping cough. But, he believed its most direct action was on the reproductive organs. It was once thought to enlarge organs such as breasts, ovaries, and testicles, and, conversely, reduce enlarged prostate glands.

Felter believed that this was so because saw palmetto tended to restore organs to their normal proportions.

Saw palmetto herb is the most popular herbal preparation taken for benign prostate enlargement, a condition common in older men. Early research showed that this herb is well tolerated and shows a “mild to moderate improvement in urinary symptoms and flow measures.” Some research, later on, questions these findings, however.

Limited animal testing suggests possible anti tumor activity, but no human trials have been undertaken. Varied side effects or allergic reactions to saw palmetto herbs have been reported. Most side effects are listed as gastrointestinal, and this can be reduced by taking the medicinal herb with food.

One chemical present in saw palmetto is similar to cholesterol, and so should be avoided by those with heart problems. Keep in mind that concentrations in herbal preparations vary by manufacturer and batch. To get the purest and most reliable concentration, it may be wise to check out some of the organic producers whose manufacturing methods are certified.

For this, we recommend Mountain Rose Herbs. This link will take you to their Web site's education page discussing Saw Palmetto. From that page, you can do a search for "saw palmetto", review the many products offered, and decide which one might be best for you.

http://www.homegrownmedicinalherbs.com//SawPalmettoMRH.php

(Copy the entire line, above, and paste it into your browser's address bar; then, press enter. Your Internet browser will take you to that page.)

 

herb gardening

Herb Gardening Secrets - Click Here



Can\'t Sleep News:

 

Youth group tours NCC herb garden - Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount Telegram

Youth group tours NCC herb garden
Rocky Mount Telegram
The Conetoe Family Life Center, established in 2007, has a mission to improve the health of the youth and community by increasing access to healthy foods, increasing physical activities and providing access to health services. The goal is to change the .

..

Should I Smoke Herbs? - The Alternative Daily (blog)

The Alternative Daily (blog)

Should I Smoke Herbs?
The Alternative Daily (blog)
While herbal cigarettes may appear to be the healthier alternative on the surface, they still introduce a range of toxins into the body which can harm your health. Burning vegetable produces tar, carbon monoxide and a number of other harmful or .
How Worried You Should Be About Smoking Herbal CigarettesBroadly

all 14 news articles »
..


Product review: Herbs & more Vitamin Therapie face mist - TheHealthSite

Product review: Herbs & more Vitamin Therapie face mist
TheHealthSite
A few months back, we were on a road trip and one of the essentials that I packed was a face mist. I am not a big fan of wet wipes. Their strong smell is a put-off and they dry up if the packet is not sealed properly. So I always thought face mist was .

..


These 12 herbs are found in the Bible. They keep you healthy . - NAIJ.COM

NAIJ.COM

These 12 herbs are found in the Bible. They keep you healthy .
NAIJ.COM
Naij.com News ˜› A list of Biblical herbs for your health.

and more »
..


Synthetic Marijuana Creating a Health Crisis in Downtown Los Angeles - Santa monica Observed

LA Daily News

Synthetic Marijuana Creating a Health Crisis in Downtown Los Angeles
Santa monica Observed
When synthetic cannabinoid blends first went on sale in the early 2000s, it was thought that they achieved an effect through a mixture of natural herbs. Laboratory analysis in 2008 showed that this was not the case, and that they in fact contain .
Synthetic marijuana Spice sickens dozens in Los Angeles: What it is .The Mercury News
Spice alert issued in LA County after Skid Row 'outbreak'LA Daily News
Skid Row homeless fall ill again after smoking 'illicit substance'The Whittier Daily News

all 72 news articles »
..


Herbs bring taste and health to cooking - Casper Journal

Casper Journal

Herbs bring taste and health to cooking
Casper Journal
To make your food tastier, herbs are a cook's secret weapon EUR taking dull to dynamite. With all that flavor, you may find you need less salt, sugar or fat. But it's not just flavor. Herbs have concentrated plant compounds that reduce inflammation, so .

..


6 herbs and vitamins that'll keep you well - Body and Soul

Body and Soul

6 herbs and vitamins that'll keep you well
Body and Soul
One of the better-known immune strengthening herbs, Echinacea supports the healthy function of the immune system and may help fend off colds as well as speeding up recovery. Studies have shown that people who take the herb as soon as they feel sick .

..


Ayurveda 101: Health Benefits of 8 Common Spices and Herbs - India.com

India.com

Ayurveda 101: Health Benefits of 8 Common Spices and Herbs
India.com
Fenugreek can be used as either an herb or spice. The leaves are sometimes added to curries and folded into fry-breads. The scent of fenugreek resembles pancake syrup and gives dishes a sweet yet slightly bitter taste. Some of the health benefits of .

..


Hawaiian healing herbs help health - Thegardenisland.com: Lifestyles - Thegardenisland.com

Hawaiian healing herbs help health - Thegardenisland.com: Lifestyles
Thegardenisland.com
The study of Hawaiian herbal medicine is being restored at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Professors there are bringing back Laau lapaau, an ancient .

and more »
..


 

 

 

Knowledge is power. The links on this site will to lead you to further information anticipated to help in your research. Don't hesitate to click on any of them — editorial or advertising. Some of them are affiliate links, which means that the owners of this Web site might be compensated if you choose to buy at some point in the near future. If you do, your purchase will not cost a penny more than if we had not suggested the resource. Please accept our sincere thanks for your support.



Technorati Tags: , ,