Saw Palmetto Tincture | Serenoa repens

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Saw Palmetto Tincture

£9.95 100ml           

Saw Palmetto Tincture (Serenoa repens)

Tincture of Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) 1:3 60%

Serenoa repens, organic grain alcohol

Daily adult dose: 4 - 8ml, unless otherwise prescribed. 

Please avoid during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless professionally directed, due to potential hormonal effects. 

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Serenoa repens

Common name: Saw Palmetto

Family: Arecaceae

Part used: Ripe berries

Habitat: Saw palmetto is a type of small palm tree which reaches 1-4m in height. It has fan shaped leaves with deeply divided segments radiating from a central stem and black fleshy berries which dry hard and shiny. Saw palmetto grows natively in the West Indies, and southern USA.

Constituents: Fixed oil which has a high proportion of fstty acids such as oleic, lauric, myristic, linoleic acids amongst others, volatile oil, sterols and phenolic acids including ferulic and vanillic acids. 

Actions: Hormonal agent, diuretic, urinary antiseptic

Traditional and current uses:

Saw palmetto is primarily used for genitourinary tract and hormonal issues, such as:

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia, enlarged prostate (please see your GP first) 
  • Cystitis, urethritis
  • Impotence or infertility
  • Testicular atrophy
  • High androgen levels, particularly in women which may appear as excess facial hair, acne or alopecia

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.

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