Effect of Saw Palmetto in the Treatment of Chronic Prostatitis

Date:2019-12-27 click:0

Saw palmetto, also known as blue palm and Sabah palm, is a kind of precious medicinal plant of Palmaceae commonly found in the southeast of the United States. Fruit extract of saw palmetto is rich in fat (lauric acid, oleic acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid), polysaccharide, and plant sterol. It has been proved that saw palmetto extract is very good for men's prostate health. 
There is another resounding title of saw palmetto - finasteride in the plant world, it can kill bacteria and diminish inflammation, but will not cause side effects such as impotence.
Effect 1
It can help to maintain prostate health, keep the size of the prostate gland and function normal, make urination unobstructed; reduce night urine, frequency of urination, the urgency of urination, and other problems, make men energetic.
In the double-blind experiments conducted by Italian and British scientists, it was found that 320 mg of saw palmetto extract per day could significantly improve the urine flow and bladder emptying.
Effect 2
Combined with pumpkin seed extract, it can relieve prostate swelling and adjust urinary function.
Effect 3
It can inhibit the activity of cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase, reduce the formation of leukotrienes, prostaglandins and other inflammatory mediators, so as to play an anti-inflammatory and anti-edema role, and prevent chronic nonbacterial prostatitis.
In addition, the extract of saw palmetto can promote the production of LGA, LGG, LGC immunoglobulins in urinary tract mucosa, enhance the resistance of urethra, and effectively prevent urinary tract infection. However, the study of the direct relationship between saw palmetto and prostate is not very thorough.

Saw palmetto is generally considered safe and has few side effects. Some of the most commonly reported side effects in the study include headache, dizziness, nausea, and constipation. It should be noted that saw palmetto is not recommended for all of the people. If there are adverse reactions, you should stop taking them immediately and see a doctor quickly.

What's more, saw palmetto is mostly used as the main component of some health supplements and can not completely replace conventional drugs. Therefore, if patients want to cure chronic prostatitis thoroughly, they can choose some herbal medicines which are more effective and safe.
Compared with single component antibiotics, herbal medicine can be more efficient, such as common Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is a complete formula containing more than 50 kinds of herbal ingredients. It has no side effects and drug resistance, allergic reactions, etc., and can play a good therapeutic effect on drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia mycoplasma and other pathogens.
Therefore, it can fundamentally eradicate chronic prostatitis, and enhance the immunity of patients, so as to prevent recurrences, inflammation spread in the other parts caused by infection can also be cured, which can be a wise choice for patients with chronic prostatitis.

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