Saw Palmetto Berries
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Saw Palmetto - Serenoa repensExtensively researched, effective herb for prostate Health in its purest, solvent-free supercritical extract form.
The fruits of the saw palmetto are highly enriched with fatty acids and phytosterols, and extracts of the fruits have been the subject of intensive research for the treatment of urinary tract infections.
Millions of Men have turned to Saw Palmetto to promote optimum prostate & sexual health. It is now recognized the world over as the leading herbal prostate tonic, especially for men over 50. Saw Palmetto has been linked with urinary and reproductive Health ever since Native American tribes used the berries as a diuretic and sexual tonic. It was even included in the United States Pharmacopoeia in the early 1900s. Today, Saw Palmetto's natural fatty acids are recognized for providing nutritional support for prostate and male sexual function.
Saw palmetto extracts help heal benign prostate enlargement and prostatitis by stopping the converstion of 5-dehydrotestosterone into testosterone, but the whole berries have a gentler effect on the hormone„helping preserve male potence„while offering a wider range of effects to treat the conditions. In cases of prostate infection, the berries gently stimulate urination, causing the infectious microorganisms to be "flushed out" with urine.
Saw palmetto is a fan palm, with the leaves that have a bare petiole terminating in a rounded fan of about 20 leaflets. The petiole is armed with fine, sharp teeth or spines that give the species its common name. The teeth or spines are easily capable of breaking the skin, and protection should be worn when working around a Saw Palmetto. The leaves are light green inland, and silvery-white in coastal regions. The leaves are 1–2 m in length, the leaflets 50-100 cm long. They are similar to the leaves of the palmettos of genus Sabal. The flowers are yellowish-white, about 5 mm across, produced in dense compound panicles up to 60 cm long. The fruit is a large reddish-black drupe and is an important food source for wildlife and historically for humans.
|Precautions for the use of saw palmetto extract do not apply to the use of saw palmetto berries. Even tinctures of saw palmetto berries do not contain large doses of the testosterone-modifying chemicals that can be a problem in using most products; these|