(Saw palmetto)It is found on Atlantic coast of U.S.A. from south Carolina to Florida. It is a creeping evergreen up to 1 m long with large fibrous roots extending several feet from the stem. Leaves large, densely set with aculeate-serrate petioles, palmately fan-shaped, plaited and many cleft with fibrous threads hanging between the segments. Flowers small, perfect, greenish-purple on thick, branching spadix. Fruit oblong-ovate, dark purple or brown, containing a pit resembling that of olive.It contains steroidal saponins, volatile and fixed oils, polysaccharides and tannins.A homoeopathic tincture is made from the ripe fruit. It is covered by both: Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India and German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia.It acts on irritability to the genito-urinary organs. It is used in general and sexual debility. It promotes nutrition and tissue building. Head, stomach and ovarian symptoms are marked. It is of great value in prostatic enlargement, epididymitis and urinary difficulties. It also acts on membrano-prostatic portion of urethra. It is used in Iritis, with prostatic trouble. It is valuable for undeveloped mammary glands. Research on it reports oestrogenic action, stimulates breast enlargement, strengthens the neck of the baldder and reduces the size of prostrate. Sabal is homeopathic to irritability of the genito-urinary organs. General and sexual debility. Promotes nutrition and tissue building. Head, stomach, and ovarian symptoms marked. Of unquestioned value in prostatic enlargement, epididymitis, and urinary difficulties. Acts on membrano-prostatic portion of urethra. Iritis, with prostatic trouble. Valuable for undeveloped mammary glands. Fear of going to sleep. Languor, apathy and indifference.Head.--Confused, full; dislikes sympathy; makes her angry. Vertigo, with headache. Neuralgia in feeble patients. Pain runs up from nose and centers in forehead.Stomach.--Belching and acidity. Desire for milk (Rhus; Apis)Urinary.--Constant desire to pass water at night. Enuresis; paresis of sphincter vesicae. Chronic gonorrhoea. Difficult urination. Cystitis with prostatic hypertrophy.Male.--Prostatic troubles; enlargement; discharge of prostatic fluid. Wasting of testes and loss of sexual power. Coitus painful at the time of emission. Sexual neurotics. Organs feel cold.Female.--Ovaries tender and enlarged; breasts shrivel (Iod; Kali iod). Young female neurotics; suppressed or perverted sexual inclination.Respiratory.--Copious expectoration, with catarrh of nose. Chronic bronchitis (Stann; Hep).Relationship.--Compare: Phosph ac; Stigmata maydis; Santal; Apis. In prostatic symptoms: fer pic; Thuja; Picric acid (more sexual erethism). Populus tremul; (prostatic enlargement with cystitis).Dose.--Mother tincture, ten to thirty drops. Third potency often better. The tincture must be prepared from the fresh berries to be effective.Q. 1x.Head, stomach and ovarian symptoms are marked, prostatic enlargement, epididymitis and urinary difficulties, membrano-prostatic portion of urethra.
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