Saw Palmetto Miracle Cures Revealed
Calling the saw palmetto as a miracle tree won`t be a far-fetched idea. For thousands of years this palm tree known scientifically as Serena repens has been used to treat various illnesses and disorders. The tree`s potency derives from its deep red berries which yield an amazing extract useful in traditional, herbal and alternative medicine for a wide variety of conditions.
The Native Americans, particularly the Mayans of South America and the Seminoles in the northern half of the continent, were the first to have discovered the benefits that could be derived from the extract. The Seminole Indians were even said to have had the palm`s berries as a staple fruit in their diet. The Aboriginal Americans, in addition to nourishment, more widely used the fruit`s extract to treat a variety of problems with the reproductive and urinary systems. In particular, the extract`s historical uses included enhancement of underdeveloped breasts in women, treatment female infertility, increasing lactation of nursing mothers, relieving painful menstrual periods, treatment of prostate enlargement, and as a tonic drink.
For at least two centuries, so it`s been told, crude extract from saw palmetto was found useful for various indications including urogenital disorders and weakness or asthenia commonly associated with the convalescent. One major exponent of eclectic medicine or botanical medicine, H.W. Felter, observed that the palm tree`s fruit extract is an expectorant, a nutritive tonic and nerve sedative with gentle action on the digestive tract. Felter further noted that the extract is directly beneficial on disorders of the reproductive organs.
Up to these days, the fruit extract is the most popular herbal remedy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP), a disorder common among aging males which is characterized by the enlargement of the prostate glands. The herbal preparation is popularly used in the U.S., although it is not considered as a standard prescription in mainstream medical practice. It is also popular in Europe where the fruit extract is a licensed product in many countries.
The saw palmetto fruit is rich in fatty acids and phytosterols which are a group of steroid alcohols, the phytochemicals which occur naturally in plants. Studies have shown that with its oral intake, the fruit`s extract lowers the levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body, a surfeit of which can lead to some deleterious conditions like BHP. The extract purportedly blocks the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase, thus lowering DHT levels. At the same time, the extract is also said to block cell receptor cites responsible for absorbing DHT.
This mechanism of action seen in saw palmetto fruit extract has also been found beneficial in treating male pattern baldness or alopecia in recent years. One hair-loss solution which has successfully adopted the fruit extract as an active ingredient in combination with other natural herbs is Hair Again, available through the link below this page. The product primarily prevents and treats most forms of baldness. It accomplishes this by decreasing the DHL level in the body, a miracle cure from the saw palmetto tree.