Saw palmetto extracts contains various benefits for women, most of which have to do with hormonal balancing. It has been stated that taking the herb can enhance breast size and may also be used to regulate periods, reduce cramps, and regulate hair growth. Saw Palmetto has also been associated with being excellent for minimising skin complaints such as acne.
Research conducted for this herb has resulted in its usefulness for men, specifically the plant's ability to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Saw palmetto is thought to work on BPH by lowering levels of testosterone, a male hormone, and it is believed to work in the same way for women, by regulating and equalising hormone levels in the blood.
A well-documented benefit of saw palmetto is that its properties also make it helpful for women with thinning hair. Whether in supplement or serum form, saw palmetto doesn’t actually cause hair to grow, but can impact the chemicals and signals in the body that are either shutting down or increasing production at the hair follicles. Because of this, women who suffer from thinning hair may see added thickness and density during a consistent period of using the herb.
Other common benefits of Saw Palmetto for women include:
- Regulate the menstrual cycle
- Treat acne
- Clear internal inflammatory