Natural order. Palmaceae. Common name. Saw palmetto. Habitat. On barren ground from South Carolina to Florida. Preparation. Tincture from the fresh ripe fruit.
GENERAL ANALYSIS AND THERAPEUTICS.
Acts directly upon the nerve centers, stimulating their nutrition, and through them affecting in a similar manner the digestive functions, and the mucous lining of the nose, throat and bronchi. Its most notable action, however, is upon the reproductive system, especially upon the prostate gland and the membrano-prostatic portion of the urethra in the male, and upon the ovaries in the female. It unquestionably is our most efficient remedy in prostatic enlargement and in epididymitis, orchitis and other genito-urinary affections associated with prostatic troubles. Iritis with prostatic trouble. Weakened sexual activity. Undeveloped mammary glands. Ovaritis, ovarian enlargement, irritation,etc. Nasal catarrh. Bronchitis. Laryngitis. Aphonia.
Head. Confused, full; dislikes sympathy. Vertigo, with headache. Neuralgia in feeble patients. Pain runs up from nose and centers in forehead.
Stomach. Belching and acidity. Desire to milk.
Urinary Organs. Constant desire to pass water at night. Enuresis; paresis of sphincter vesicae. Difficult urination.
Male Organs. Prostatic enlargement; discharge of prostatic fluid. Wasting of testes and loss of sexual power. Coitus painful at the time of emission.
Female Organs. Ovaries tender and enlarged; breasts shrivel. (Iodium, Kali iod.).
Respiratory Organs. Copious expectoration, with catarrh of nose. Chronic bronchitis.
Compare. Stigmata maydis, Ferrum pic., Picric acid., Thuja.