Serenoa repens, also known as saw palmetto, is a palm tree of the Arecaceae family widespread in the Southeastern United States. The ripe fruit is rich in fatty acids, flavonoids, anti-inflammatory substances and phytosterols with a re-equilibrating activity primarily on the male hormone system, in facts it acts, in particular, on the androgen hormones by counteracting the formation of dihydrotestosterone, the active form of male sexual hormones. This dwarf palm is thus applied to treat cases of benign prostatic hypertrophy, thanks to both the hormonal action and the anti-inflammatory effect, and of androgenic alopecia, a problem that afflicts a large number of men. This latter effect has been confirmed by a study carried out by a team of researchers at the Bangkok Institute of Dermatology and published in 2015 on the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, in particular the study has highlighted the effectiveness of integrators and products, that have to be applied locally, based on serenoa repens to counteract and regress alopecia associated with hormonal imbalances. You can take serenoa repens in dry extract capsules 2 times a day to strengthen your hair or in the form of mother tincture, 10 drops three times a day in a little water and without food. It is not reported that serenoa repens at therapeutic doses can cause toxic effects, although it can rarely cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Acts on imbalances in the male hormone system, anti-inflammatory properties, helpful in benign prostatic hypertrophy, prostatitis and androgenic alopecia.