Saw palmetto berry
Published March 2, 1989; Revised February 1, 1990 and January 17, 1991
Description of Drug
Sabal fructus, saw palmetto berry.
Constituents of Drug
Saw palmetto berry consists of the ripe, dried fruit of Serenoa repens (Bartram) Small (syn. Sabal serrulata (Michaux) Nutall ex Schultes) [Fam. Arecaceae] as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains fatty oil with phytosterols and polysaccharides
Urination problems in benign prostate hyperplasia stages 1 and 2
In rare cases, stomach problems
Interactions with Other Drugs
1 -2 g sabal berry or 320 mg
lipophilic ingredients extracted with ipophilic solvents (hexane or ethanol 90% v/v);
Mode of Administration
Comminuted herb and other galenic preparations for oral use
Caution: This medication relieves only the difficulties associated with an enlarged prostate without reducing the enlargement. Please consult a physician at regular intervals.
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