Over the last years the new age of herbal products and homeopathy has delviered a great amount of natural products that reportedly have great benefits to out health. One of them is Saw Palmetto, and the word out there is that it helps against hair loss.
What is Saw Palmetto?
Saw Palmetto is a small palm with large leaves native to the Southeastern United States. The palm has large deep red-blackberries. The Berries have been eaten as a staple food and used as a medicine by American Indians for thousands of years.
Now, we all know that American Indians had incredible long hair. Could that be thier secret? According to studies made with the plant, it has an effect similar to Propecia.
Published studies have shown that Saw Palmetto is definitely effective as an anti-androgen. It has been conclusively proven to successfully treat benign prostatic hyperplasma (BPH). Therefore, it is assumed it would also help with hair loss issues. As a result, people suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia which is directly tied to the production or overproduction of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) are now experimenting with Saw Palmetto use.