Were you looking for information about Saw Palmetto? Saw palmeto is a common misspelling of saw palmetto.
Saw palmetto is an herbal supplement that is often used for treating an enlarged prostate. It may also be beneficial for the treatment of hair loss. Some researchers believe that saw palmetto works by blocking the conversion of testosterone into DHT, while others think that it works by slowing down the growth of prostate cells. Potential side effects of the supplement include nausea, diarrhea, and constipation.
Keep in mind that what you see on the label may not reflect what is in the bottle. For example, some herbal supplements have been found to be contaminated with heavy metals or prescription drugs, and some have been found to have much more or less of the featured ingredient than the label states. Your pharmacist can help you find a trustworthy, reliable manufacturer of saw palmetto products.
(Click Saw Palmetto to read the complete eMedTV article, which includes an explanation of what else this product is used for, information on its effectiveness, and a list of other side effects that may occur. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)