Saw Palmetto Herb Extract

Saw Palmetto is a type of small palm tree that originated from the Gulf Coast and Florida. It is rich in phytosterols, fatty acids and includes a very powerful substance named Beta Sitosterol that can cure (BPH) Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or the enlargement of the prostate gland with regard to the case of men.

As much as it can do to the health the plant alone also has a very wide history. The fruit of the plant is a source of food and tonic for the Native Americans. Apart from being so however, the natives are also using the Saw Palmetto as an antiseptic, expectorant and to aid health problems pertaining to the urinary and reproductive system.

Several extensive studies have been made with regard to the benefits as well as the possible side effects of Saw Palmetto and have yet been proved safe. Today, its benefits are not only recognized in America but all throughout the world. Nonetheless, despite the fact that the plant is considered safe the products from the said plant are still not regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration. According to FDA the products of the said plant may still contain harmful contaminants.

Saw Palmetto has the capability to enforce hormonal action. This is also why the plant is good with hormonal problems most especially with regard to the cases of men. This particular reaction alone of the medicine towards its user is also the very reason why many fear its possible side effects.

Nevertheless, the side effects that this plant may inflict are said to be merely mild headaches, slight allergic reactions and stomach aches all of which are generally mild. Many people still tend to undergo mild pain than to suffer with their health problem for a long time.