Sabal is another name for Saw Palemtto. Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is indigenous to the coastal regions of the southern United States. The medicinal value of saw palmetto lies within the berries. The seeds of which are soapy and unpleasant to taste. Saw Palmetto is a member of the Arecaceae/Palmae family. Saw palmetto contains fatty acids, water-soluble polysaccharides, flavonoids, and sterols. Benign prostate enlargement appears to be triggered by abnormally high levels of the male hormones testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in prostate tissue. Saw Palmetto reduces absorption of these hormones within the prostate gland, while reducing inflammation and swelling. All three actions serve to relieve bladder obstruction and improve urinary flow.
Saw palmetto is also used for mild diuretic, antiseptic, and sedative properties. It is used for cough, cold, irritated mucous membrane, sore throat, broncitis, migraines, and more.
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