Saw Palmetto

Serenoa repens


Medicinal Use:

Prostate Health

BPH – Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (enlarged prostate gland) (with Pygeum & Pumpkin seed)

Libido enhancer

Prostate Cancer

Repeated miscarriages

Menopause

Infertility

Cough / cold / sore throat

Asthma / bronchitis / TB / whooping cough

Migraines

Diuretic

Sedative

Urinary problems / UTI / incontinence

Obesity

PCOS

Contraindications:

Pregnancy / Lactating

Hemophilia

Ulcers

Warning:

Side effects can be the same as a sugar pill: dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea

Surgery – stop use 2 weeks prior to surgery

Maintain low, suggested dosages, do not exceed!  Can cause loss of libido, dizziness, abdominal pain, upset stomach

Stop consumption if you feel the following:

Nausea / vomiting / itchy skin / weakness / acid reflux / sore breasts / muscle pain / mood swings / bloody cough / internal bleeding / rapid heart beat / swollen testes / gastro problems / body more prone to bruising

Interactions:

Birth control pills

Estrogen intake

Anticoagulants / antiplatelets

Blood thinners


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