PRIMARY USES: Enlarged Prostate, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Elevated PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen)
Saw Palmetto is a famous herb for swollen or enlarged prostate, commonly called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Symptoms of BPH range from difficult urination, dull ache, impotence, difficulty maintaining an erection, waking to urinate, urgency to urinate and precancerous blood chemistry such as elevated PSA’s. Chronic BPH is a precursor to prostate cancer in some men; it is the second most common cancer in men.
BPH is the male equivalent to dysplasia or abnormal pap smears for women, and prostate inflammation is common in men over 50, especially those with a diet high in animal products and trans fatty acids. Saw Palmetto is a needed male tonic to help maintain prostate health and also can be used as a preventative to help avoid the swelling in the first place. For those with elevated PSA’s, Saw Palmetto helps to reduce the PSA count and inhibits dihydrotestosterone, the compound that causes prostate cells to multiply excessively. If one has BPH already, Saw Palmetto can reduce the inflammation to normalize the prostate.
CONTRA·INDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS:
COMPLIMENTARY FORMULAS & SINGLE HERBS:
Men’s Silver (Saw Palmetto formula for BPH)
Echinacea Goldenseal (if infection)
DOSAGE: General preventative tonic: 30-60 drops, 2 times per day or as needed in juice or water. Stronger dose: 60-90 drops, 2-3 times per day in juice or water.