saw palmetto


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saw palmetto

n.
1. A small creeping palm (Serenoa repens) of the southeast United States, having palmately divided leaves, petioles with sharp spines, and black fruit borne on panicles.
2. A dried preparation of the fruit of this plant used as a nonprescription herbal remedy that is supposedly beneficial for disorders of the prostate gland.

saw palmetto

n
(Plants) any of several dwarf prickly palms, esp any of the genus Sabal, of the southeastern US

saw′ palmet`to


n.
a shrublike palmetto, Serenoa repens, native to the southern U.S., having green or blue leafstalks set with spiny teeth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saw palmetto - small hardy clump-forming spiny palm of southern United States
fan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
genus Serenoa, Serenoa - one species: saw palmetto
Translations

saw palmetto

n (bot) palma enana americana
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The three gorgeous colors available in the capsule collection: 'Dark Plum', 'Asfalt' and 'Mazarine Blue', are made from the non-edible parts of beetroot and saw palmetto, left over from agriculture industry or herbal extraction.
Q Can saw palmetto relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate?
In a recent study, Euromed's branded CO2 supercritical saw palmetto extract (Prosterol) was found to work in the same way and just as well as the original prescription drug standard for treating enlarged prostate in men (finasteride).
Saw palmetto is one of the most well-known natural treatments for prostate problems.
However, the reviewers couldn't say whether their conclusions applied to the proprietary extracts that are in some brands of saw palmetto, since good studies of those supplements have never been done.
The method is comprised of providing a composition consisting of caffeine, saw palmetto berry derivative, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) derivative, D1 water, sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate; cocamidopropyl betaine; cocamide DEA; dimethiconol dodecylbenzensulfonate; TEA dodecylbenzensulfonate; glycol distearate; sodium chloride; fragrance; hydrolyzed wheat protein; guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride; panthenol; methylchloroisothiazolinone; methylisothiazolinone and citric acid.
The testing found many contaminants not listed on the labels, including rice, beans, pine, citrus, asparagus, primrose, wheat, houseplants, wild carrot, alfalfa/ clover, spruce, ranuncula, legume, allium, saw palmetto and others.
A survey of the assortment of insects whose activities are fueled by nectar and pollen of saw palmetto flowers might illuminate part of a larger ecological network.
The most well-studied CAM used for the treatment of BPH is saw palmetto extract, which has been described in some profiles as "likely safe" and "possibly effective" in treating lower urinary tract symptoms associated with BPH.
Many men suffering from lower urinary symptoms (LUIS) caused by an enlarged prostate (aka benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) take the supplement saw palmetto to help relieve symptoms, but a recent study suggests that saw palmetto may be ineffective for treating LUIS.