Sawpalmetto oil is acquired from small, scrubby palm tree, scientifically
known as Sabal serulata or Serenoa repens belonging to Palmaceae family (Arecaceae).
It grows up to 6 to 10 feet with large spiny toothed leaves on tree. Saw
palmetto is native to Southeast area of the United States and the coastal
plains of Florida and Texas. It widely spread throughout South Carolina and
is obtained from berries of Sabal serulata herb through supercritical CO2 extraction
Sawpalmetto oil is constitutes of 85% total
fatty acids, mainly Oleic acid (C18:1), Lauric acid (C12:0) and Myristic acid
(C14:0).Free fatty acids (capric, caprylic, caproic, lauric, palmitic, and oleic
acids) comprise about 63 % of this oil. The remaining oil is made up of ethyl
esters of the above listed fatty acid and sterol, particularly beta-sitosterol
and its glucosidal.
Sawpalmetto oil is fatty oil, fresh with pungent berry odor with a hint of woodland berries.It is yellow to brown oily liquid with characteristic odour.
It mixes well
with rosemary, grapefruit, seabuckthorn, turmeric, sage, frankincense,
and peppermint oil.
- Saw palmetto oil is used as herbal
medicine, it improve shear, scalp and skin.
- Saw palmetto oil improves scalp conditions,
hair and hair loss reversal formulations.
- Saw palmetto oil used to treat prostate
issues like prostate inflammation, infections and cancer. It helps in
decreasing symptoms of an enlarged prostate (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy,
- It is also helpful as medicine for
treatment in urinary, as it increase urine flow, promote relaxation and enhance
- It helps in treatment of reproductive
disorders, in particular impotence.
- As it is a natural product, safe and
effective in treatment to reverse development of certain pathological
- It also provides relieve to colds, coughs,
sore throat, asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome and
- Saw palmetto has ability to support
collagen production in the skin and as saw palmetto oil is rich in lipohilic
phytosterols, helps in more readily available for absorption and increase the
skin stability and protect skin form harsh environment stressors.
- It is used as dietary supplement and it is
assimilated by skin and provides nutrients for penetration into deeper body
Safety and Precautions:
- Use of
saw palmetto oil may cause headache, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, constipation
people have reported saw palmetto causes impotence and might cause liver or pancreas
palmetto oil is safe when administrated into rectum appropriately for up to 30
- Do not
use saw palmetto oil during pregnancy or breast feeding.
palmetto oil might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery, so avoid
using saw palmetto oil at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.