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What is saw palmetto used for?

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Saw palmetto is used mainly to treat urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate gland (also called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH).

Saw palmetto is also used for other conditions, including chronic pelvic pain, bladder disorders, decreased sex drive, hair loss, and hormone imbalances.

From: Saw Palmetto WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Saw palmetto." 

Natural Standard Database: "Saw palmetto ( [Bartran] Small)." Serenoa repens

"Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens)." In Coates P, Blackman M, Cragg G, et al., eds. , Marcel Dekker, 2005. Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements

De Smet P. 2002; vol 347(25): pp 2046-2056. New England Journal of Medicine,

National Cancer Institute: "The Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test: Questions and Answers."

"Saw palmetto berry." In Blumenthal, M, Goldberg, A, Brinckman, J, eds. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2000. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs,

Bent S., . 2006; vol 354(6): pp 557-566. New England Journal of Medicine

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 29, 2017

SOURCES:

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Saw palmetto." 

Natural Standard Database: "Saw palmetto ( [Bartran] Small)." Serenoa repens

"Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens)." In Coates P, Blackman M, Cragg G, et al., eds. , Marcel Dekker, 2005. Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements

De Smet P. 2002; vol 347(25): pp 2046-2056. New England Journal of Medicine,

National Cancer Institute: "The Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test: Questions and Answers."

"Saw palmetto berry." In Blumenthal, M, Goldberg, A, Brinckman, J, eds. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2000. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs,

Bent S., . 2006; vol 354(6): pp 557-566. New England Journal of Medicine

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 29, 2017

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