serenoa repens

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Related to serenoa repens: Pygeum africanum
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saw palmetto

saw palmetto

Sharp spiky low-to-the-ground palm-tree shrub with white-green flowers and oval orange fruit clusters that turn black when ripe. Called “Saw” because of saw-like teeth along edge of leaf stems. Fruits taste terrible to some, but are famously used for prostate issues. Contains high levels of fatty acids, shown to reduce prostate enlargement symptoms, and beta-sitosterol, a potent blocker of DHT formation, thus helping hair grow, reduce prostate, improve urine flow, while reducing need to urinate at night.
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Post-fire canopy recovery in two fire-adapted palms, Serenoa repens and Sabal etonia (Arecaceae).
Serenoa repens (Permixon): a review of its pharmacology and therapeutic efficacy in benign prostatic hyperplasis.
induction of apoptosis and inhibition of cell proliferation by lipido-sterolic extract of Serenoa repens (LSESr, Permixon) in benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Wyllie, "Not All Brands are Created Equal: A Comparison of Selected Components of Different Brands of Serenoa repens Extract," Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis.
arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization of the palm Serenoa repens under
Serenoa repens (saw palmetto) dominates the understory of many upland hardwood forests and mesic pine communities in upland forests of the Suwannee River drainage.
Saw palmetto: The Seminole Indians originally used this extract of the Serenoa repens berry as an aphrodisiac.
chapmanii, Serenoa repens, Lyonia ferruginea, Ceratiola ericoides and Vaccinium darrowii, had IVs [greater than] 10.
However, a Serenoa repens preparation called Prostata[R] (GeroVita International, Toronto, Canada) has been linked to protracted cholestatic hepatitis (Hamid et al.