Saw palmetto is a type of small palm tree featuring small berries that has been used medicinally for hundreds of years, but in modern times, the extract from saw palmetto’s berries have been used as a natural remedy for a lot of different medical issues.
“Saw palmetto for women’s hair loss may work the same as it does for men. As mentioned, saw palmetto extract has been found to inhibit 5-alpha reductase in the scalp, preventing the conversion of testosterone into DHT. One study suggested that combining 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (like saw palmetto extract) with anti-inflammatory agents could offer an effective approach to reducing the symptoms of androgenetic alopecia.”
Saw palmetto has been prescribed to help with hormonal acne. Saw palmetto is also used to prevent complications surgery and for treating other prostate conditions.