Working with Saw Palmetto
Saw palmetto is a male tonifying herb, especially beneficial to the prostate gland and urinary tract. Several studies have proven it effective in reducing the frequency of nocturnal urination and as a remedy for benign prostatic hypertrophy with symptoms such as burning or incomplete urination and reduced flow. It has also been used for chronic congestive conditions. It is often considered a good tonic for the sexual and urinary systems of both men and women.
The most effective kind of extract of saw palmetto may be what is called a supercritical C02 extract. This uses C02 as a solvent to extract the active fatty acid fraction, preserving freshness because it is a cold process. These extracts do not contain the solvent hexane, as other types of extracts may. A tincture might also be effective.
Saw Palmetto has a taste of PUNGENT, SWEET and a temperature of WARM.
Conditions treated with Saw Palmetto
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