July 7, 2012
Thinking about saw palmetto for prostate problems? Saw Palmetto is a herb that grows naturally in the South-eastern United States. It is a small palm, normally reaching a height of around 2-4 meters. The olive sized berries of the Saw Palmetto plant contain a number of beneficial compounds. These include free fatty acids (oleic acid, lauric acid, myristic acid and palmitic acid), phytosterols (beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol and cycloartenol), free fatty alcohols and monoglycerides. The berries, when ripe, turn bluish-black and are dried for medicinal use. The fatty acids and sterols which are derived from the berries have been scientifically shown to be beneficial to the health and healing of the prostate.