Origin of herb called saw palmetto has an origin in southeast of United States of America. Saw palmetto herb is part of herbal homeopathic and home remedies for many diseases. Saw palmetto’s berries are used to make capsules that you can use to relieve many of unpleasant symptoms for numerous disorders.
Saw palmetto herb has anti inflammatory properties and also it is used to treat symptoms of enlarged prostate (BPH or benign prostatic hypertrophy) like decrease urinary flow or frequent night urinating block some hormones in the body or problems with intestinal and stomach disorders, bronchitis and bladder irritation for many years. Saw palmetto can also be used in numerous others disorders.
Problem with saw palmetto herb is that it is not FDA tested to the fullest and approved, therefore it should not be used as substitute for regular medications. This means that all the purity standards, effectiveness and side effects are not totally explored studied and evaluated.
For above mentioned reasons, it is a good idea to purchase saw palmetto capsules in the trusted herbal and homeopathic sources, in order to avoid possible heavy metal and toxin contamination found in other similar herbs and supplements. It is also a good idea to consult your doctor or herbalist about ways of use and dosage of saw palmetto herb. Patients with certain pre existing conditions should take extra precautions or not to use the herb at all.
There are several factors that you should know about usage of saw palmetto herb capsules, such as potential risk of side effects (at least the ones that are known). Saw palmetto herb can increase the risk of bleeding, so in case that you are using some blood thinners like Coumading have hemophilia, intestinal or stomach ulcer or you plan to have a surgery it would be better to not to use it.
f you have certain pre existing conditions you should avoid usage of saw palmetto. These conditions may be:Allergy to saw palmetto herbHeart diseaseLiver diseaseBlood clotting or other bleeding disorder like hemophiliaStomach ulcer that bleeds, ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s diseaseAsthma or other breathing disorderHeart rhythm disorderPregnancy
Possible side effects that are known of saw palmetto herb may be chest pain, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, muscle pain, dizziness, weakness or fainting, swelling or pain in your testicles or breasts, headache, loss of appetite, constipation, easy bleeding or bruising, etc.