Botanical Name: Serenoa repens
Common Names: Sabal serulata, palmetto berry, American dwarf palm tree, cabbage palm
Organic, Origin: US
$15.43 – $52.95
Saw palmetto is used mainly for urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate gland. (1) However, for men, Saw Palmetto should be used only as a temporary fix and should not be used long term. The herb is usually well tolerated but should also be taken with food as it may upset an empty stomach.
According to a 2019 review of complementary and alternative treatments for alopecia (hair loss), Saw Palmetto is believed to work by inhibiting the action of 5-alpha-reductase, which is an enzyme involved in the conversion of the hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is considered a main factor in the onset and progression of hair loss. Saw palmetto also is believed to increase the activity of an enzyme responsible for the metabolism of DHT into androstanediol. (2)
Saw Palmetto also supports hair loss Speak to your doctor about using Saw Palmetto.