Corpus ID: 38585898

Saw palmetto for prostate disorders.

  title={Saw palmetto for prostate disorders.},
  author={Andrea E Gordon and A. Shaughnessy},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={67 6},
  • Andrea E Gordon, A. Shaughnessy
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • American family physician
  • Saw palmetto is an herbal product used in the treatment of symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia. The active component is found in the fruit of the American dwarf palm tree. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of saw palmetto in reducing symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Saw palmetto appears to have efficacy similar to that of medications like finasteride, but it is better tolerated and less expensive. There are no known drug interactions with saw… CONTINUE READING

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