Most men will have heard of Saw Palmetto, as it is a common ingredient in many men’s health dietary supplements. However, can a person take saw palmetto for high blood pressure symptom relief?
The Saw Palmetto palm originally comes from North America but is now more likely to be found growing in Florida, Southern California and South Carolina.
It is a large palm tree that usually grows to about 9 feet tall and has large fanned leaves, the flowers on this pale in color and the fruit is deep reddish brown in color.
Saw Palmetto has been used in traditional medicine for centuries it is only recently has been considered for helping relieve prostate problems and high blood pressure.
For many years the native people of America have been using this plant and species related to it for different medicinal uses. They were often using the Saw Palmetto as a tonic as well as a nutritional supplement and would eat the berries of the plant as a source of food.
The settlers who arrived in the US they began to use the juice extracted from the berries to help them gain weight. It also helped to improve a person’s temperament and was said to be effective as a sedative.
It was also use in treatments to help with problems associated with both the genital and reproductive systems. Also, the Houma Indians were using a drink made from this plant to help treat kidney problems and traditionally the root was dried and then often used for treating those who blood pressure levels were high.
However today it is the berries of the saw palmetto which are the most prized part. Normally they are harvested, dried and then ground in order to make tea or included in dietary supplements. Although the berries are quite pungent they have a sweet taste and once eaten seem to have a warming affect in the body.
The active ingredients in Saw Palmetto is believed that the beta-sitosterols, which seem help regulate a person’s hormone levels, but it is believed that it can reduce the risk of stress, or at least help someone cope with a stressful situation better. This in turn reduces the risk of them suffering from high blood pressure.
The proof that Saw Palmetto can help relive high blood pressure is only anecdotal, and there is still a lot of research required before it should be relied upon as an effective blood pressure relief medicine.
Ensure that you receive a full diagnosis from your doctor and tell them if you want to take saw palmetto as part of your blood pressure reduction regime. There are some potential interactions that can occur with other medications, so this should be taken into account when discussing your symptoms with your doctor.
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Although taking saw palmetto for high blood pressure relief is something that a you may wish to consider for reducing your blood pressure naturally, it should never be done without first consulting your doctor.