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Traditional Herbal Extract---Saw Palmetto Extract
Risun Bio-Tech Inc  Apr 29, 2016

                                                                                 Saw Palmetto Extract

Product Name: Saw Palmetto Extract

Other name: Serenoa repens; Fatty Acids; Sabal serrulata extract

Botanical Source: Serenoa repens

Part Used: Berry

Appearance: White fine powder.

Specifications:  Fatty Acids25-45%

Test Method:GC

CAS No.: 84604-15-9

Health Benefits:

1. Treat urinary tract infections;

2. Prevent and relieve symptoms of prostate enlargement(benign prostatic hyperplasia);

3. Calm the irritated and overactive bladder occasionally associated with bedwetting;

4. Reduce hormonal damage to prostate cells, possibly reducing the future risk of developing prostate cancer;

5. Maintain healthy blood vessels, nerves and tissues;

6. Lower cholesterol.

medicine use 

Saw palmetto is used in several forms of traditional herbal medicineAmerican Indians used the fruit for food and to treat a variety of urinary and reproductive systemproblems. The Mayans drank it as a tonic, and the Seminoles used the berries as an expectorant and antiseptic.

Crude saw palmetto extract was used by European/American medical practitioners for at least 200 years for various conditions, including asthenia (weakness), recovery from major illness, and urogenital problems. The eclectic medicine practitioner H. W. Felter wrote of it, "Saw palmetto is a nerve sedative, expectorant, and a nutritive tonic, acting kindly upon the digestive tract...Its most direct action appears to be upon the reproductive organs when undergoing waste of tissue..."

King's American Dispensatory (1898) says of the extract:

It is also an expectorant, and controls irritation of mucous tissues. It has proved useful in irritative cough, chronic bronchial coughs, whooping-cough, laryngitis, acute and chronic, acute catarrh, asthma, tubercular laryngitis, and in the cough of phthisis pulmonalis. Upon the digestive organs it acts kindly, improving the appetite, digestion, and assimilation. However, its most pronounced effects appear to be those exerted upon the urino-genital tracts of both male and female, and upon all the organs concerned in reproduction. It is said to enlarge wasted organs, as the breasts, ovaries, and testicles, while the paradoxical claim is also made that it reduces hypertrophy of the prostate. Possibly this may be explained by claiming that it tends toward the production of a normal condition, reducing parts when unhealthily enlarged, and increasing them when atrophied.

Saw palmetto extract has been claimed to be a herbal treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, a common condition in older men. Early research indicated that the extract brought about a "mild to moderate improvement in urinary symptoms and flow measures." However, newer and more thorough research concluded saw palmetto is ineffective as a treatment for BPH.

Limited in vitro and animal model studies have investigated potential for use in the treatment of cancer. However, according to the American Cancer Society, "available scientific studies do not support claims that saw palmetto can prevent or treat prostate cancer in humans".

Saw palmetto extract has been suggested as a potential treatment for male pattern baldness.