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Major therapeutic interest
Treating benign prostatic hypertrophy and relieving the functional manifestations of benign prostatic tumors (adenoma): frequent urge to urinate, (abnormally high urination frequency at night (nocturnal pollakiuria), scant urination, difficulty in urinating, dribbling, heavy sensation in the lower-abdomen.
Other therapeutic interest / Traditional Use
As a diuretic;
Treating infertility in women;
Enlarging underdeveloped breast;
Treating weak libido in men;
Improving sexual performance (aphrodisiac).
Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It is recommended to avoid consuming saw palmetto at least two weeks prior to or after surgery as one case of heavy bleeding during surgery has been reported.
It should be emphasized that self-medication can prove dangerous. A benign prostatic hypertrophy may hide a cancer. If you have urination problems, you should first see a physician.
Known human interactions
May cause skin reactions when taken with Rogaine.
May heighten the effect of anticoagulant/antithrombotic drugs (Coumadin, Lovenox, heparin, etc.), antiplatelets (Plavix, Ticlid), as well as salicylic acid derivatives (acetylsalicylic acid or ASA, Aspirin, Entrophen, etc.) and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (Voltaren, Ibuprofen [Advil, Motrin], Naprosyn, etc.);
May decrease the effect of oral contraceptives and estrogens used in hormone therapy (Alesse, Diane-35, Marvelon, Min-Ovral, Ortho 0.5/35, Triphasil, Premarin, etc.);
May heighten the effects of Androcur.
Sabal serrulata, Serenoa repens
Sabal, Dwarf saw palmetto, dwarf palmetto, Florida palm
Phytosterol mixture (especially beta-sitosterol), fatty acids.
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