What are the benefits of saw palmetto for BPH?

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Here are the pros of using saw palmetto to help treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH):
  • Has been used for many years in Europe
  • Similar effectiveness as finasteride
  • Three out of four get some favorable response; symptom score reduced by an average 28%; peak flow rate increased by an average 24%
  • Minimal side effects; no drug interactions
  • No restrictions on the duration of use
  • Only herb with reasonable scientific evidence of effectiveness

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