Saw palmetto For PCOS

What is saw palmetto?

It is a small palm,growing to a maximum height of around 7–10 ft Saw palmetto is a small palm plant what produces fruit which is used to make medicine. It’s native to the subtropicial southeastern US, close to southern Arkansas.This plant is rich in fatty acids and has been used to treat reproductive and urinary problems. It’s both expectorant and antiseptic.

Saw Palmetto for PCOS: What is PCOS?

PCOS,stands for Polycystic ovarian syndrome. In women, the sex hormones,  pogesteone and estrogen  are out of order which leads to problems in women’s fertility, appearance ,monthly cycle and cyst development.

The most common characteristics of PCOS are:

  • obesity,
  • hirsutism
  • Pelvic pain
  • irregular/ of ovulation
  • Depression irregular menses
  • poor fertility.
  • Male pattern hair-loss
  • acne


PCOS can increase the risk of :

heart disease, diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), eating disorders and endometrial cancer.


There is still much to research concerning PCOS but there is evidence it’s caused by exposure to toxic chemicals.

Treating PCOS naturally

Diet and exercise are  common treatment for  PCOS. The goals is to decease male hormone leves, maintain a healthy weight  in order to reduce the symptoms of PCOS.

You should increase high fibe foods like vegetables and herbs while reducing processed foods and carbohydrates in order to improve your condition.

Saw palmetto For PCOS

Saw palmetto helps inhibits the activity of an enzyme, 5-alpha reductase,  which hinders the conversion of tatestorone to DHT.This also helps reduce facial hair, acne, and hair loss. Saw Palmetto also help to lower blood pressure for those with PCOS.

Risks and Consideration

-Some confusion, dizziness, vomiting, and nausea may occur

-Can dress effectiveness of birth control pills, might actually increase bleeding while on the pill

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