Saw Palmetto
Title: Saw Palmetto
Literature References: Low shrubby palm, Serenoa repens (Bartr.) Small, Palmae; also known as Sabal serrulata Roem. et Schult. Habit. Southeastern U.S. Traditionally used in Native American medicine for genitourinary conditions. Medicinal formulations are prepared from the dried fruits. Constit. Phytosterols, fatty acids, polysaccharides, flavonoids. Description of botany, constituents and medicinal uses: E. Bombardelli, P. Morazzoni, Fitoterapia 68, 99-113 (1997). Effect of climate on growth: H. L. Gholz et al., Can. J. Forest Res. 29, 1248 (1999). Review of clinical trials in treatment of urinary tract symptoms in BPH: T. J. Wilt et al., J. Am. Med. Assoc. 280, 1604-1609 (1998). Review: A. Meadows, M. J. Cupp in Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology of Herbal Products, M. J. Cupp, Ed. (Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, 2000) pp 133-139.
 
Derivative Type: Lipidosterolic extract
Trademarks: Capistan (Pierre Fabre); Libeprosta (Pierre Fabre); Permixon (Pierre Fabre); Sereprostat (Pierre Fabre)
Literature References: n-Hexane extract of entire fruit (pulp and seed). Constituents of extract: G. Jommi et al., Gazz. Chim. Ital. 118, 823 (1988). Tissue distribution in rats: G. Chevalier et al., Eur. J. Drug Metab. Pharmacokinet. 22, 73 (1997). Pharmacology: F. Van Coppenolle et al., Prostate 43, 49 (2000). Review of clinical trials in BPH: P. Boyle et al., Urology 55, 533-539 (2000).
 
Therap-Cat: In treatment of micturitional disorders due to benign prostatic hypertrophy.

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