Saw Palmetto Herb – Men’s Wonder Medicine
If you are into alternative medicine, you may already be familiar with the use of herbs to cure certain illnesses. In fact, many may have started to appreciate the value of herbs with regards to the health benefits these bring.
A saw palmetto herb comes from a tree found in North America that is about 2 to 4 feet in height. It produces olive-sized berries and its leaves are fan-shaped. Saw palmetto herb may be prepared by extracting oil from its berries.
A saw palmetto herb is one that is considered to have many medicinal benefits – especially for the male species. It is most popular in providing relief for those with Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy or BPH. BPH in simple terms means having an enlarged prostate and it also means the same as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Symptoms for BPH include urine leakage, frequent urination, weak urinary stream, difficulty to urinate and nighttime urination.
Although it is not surely known to reduce the prostate’s size, it can help by reducing inflammation and swelling of the prostate gland – thus addressing the symptoms that come with BPH. Saw palmetto herb does this by inhibiting the testosterone effects on the prostate.
There are also studies that show that saw palmetto herb can help in hair re-growth. It prevents male balding by stopping testosterone in converting into dihydrotestosterone or DHT – and by not allowing DHT to bind with androgen receptors.
Some have also used saw palmetto herb to aid in muscle building. Others have also used it to increase libido, treat impotence and to increase sperm count. Saw palmetto herb is also believed to help those with thyroid deficiencies. Coughs, asthma, chest congestion and bronchitis are also being remedied by it. Women also use this for breast enlargement and for treatment of uterine irritability.
There are just so many health benefits associated with the use of saw palmetto herb. Men have find this an attractive means of addressing male health issues. While the use of such herb have become popular, some still argue of the limited medical evaluation it has undergone, and the need for more thorough ones to fully evaluate the whole effect of saw palmetto herbs on one’s health in the long run. However, this have not stopped many from still taking in this herb – but one must always be safe and ask a doctor first with regards to such use for one’s case.