Simple Herbal Extracts | Saw Palmetto


Saw Palmetto

Botanical Name

Seronoa repens

Part Used




Traditional Information*

Saw Palmetto is indicated in cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia and cystitis. It is a mild adaptogen and is especially useful for older, depleted people. It strengthens kidney, lung and reproductive qi. Saw Palmetto is also used as a urinary antiseptic, an expectorant, and in cases of spermatorrhea, low sperm motility and infertility.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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