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Saw Palmetto Benefits

hair-lossSaw palmetto extract is used by people all over the world to treat and cure male and female patterned baldness. Whether you are a man or a woman, saw palmetto is a practical, easy way to halt hair loss and regrow hair follicles damaged by androgenic alopecia.

Saw palmetto has a long history of being used as an herbal remedy.

Mayans drank saw palmetto extract as a health tonic.

American Indians used the leaves and fruit to treat lung disorders, urinary and genital issues, and as an antiseptic for wounds.

The most widely knowTi use today is for the reduction of benign enlargement of the prostate. Prostate enlargement can result in sexual dysfunction and stopped and slowed urination.

Research has shown that saw palmetto has the same effects as the pharmaceutical drug, Finasteride in treating patients for hair loss and with benign prostate enlargement. Finasteride is also used in hair tonic shampoos.

The greatest benefit is as much as what it does not do: Saw Palmetto does not commonly have sexual dysfunction side effects that are expected with Finasteride and Minoxidil such as headaches, impotence and decreased libido.

Evidence suggests that it can assist thyroid function, reduce asthma and bronchial difficulties.