Saw palmetto – also known as saber palm – is a small palm species native to the southeastern United States and easily recognizable by its large, lanceolate leaves. The plant has dark red, olive-berry-like fruits, which have been known for a long time to heal. The American Indians had a special respect for the beneficial properties of the Saw Palmetto. It was considered a weed in the United States and its true values were discovered in Europe. The fruits of the plant were used by the North American Indians as food and for the treatment of various diseases.
Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract, a long-loved and widely used (especially for men) plant extract. This has long been known in folk medicine. The North American Indians used it to treat urinary tract infections.
The most common disease of aging men is enlarged prostate. The problem mainly affects men in their 40s. By age 60, about 50% of men and nearly 90% of men by age 85 are affected by prostate enlargement, which is primarily due to the overproduction of dihydrotestosterone, which stimulates the growth of prostate cells.
This plant can help reduce the activity of the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, thus helping with prostate problems.
Saw Palmetto, or saw palm, contains nutrients and various fatty acids. Therefore, this herb, as a source of fatty acids, is recommended for maintaining reproductive function.