Sabal serrulata (Sabal)

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Saw Palmetto

Generals: 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.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 aromaticaRhus-a; Apis mellificaApis).

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 (IodiumIod; Kalium bioxalicumKali-biox). Young female neurotics; suppressed or perverted sexual inclination.

Respiratory: Copious expectoration, with catarrh of nose. Chronic bronchitis (Stannum metallicumStann; Hepar sulphurHep).


Compare: Phosphoricum acidumPh-ac, Stigmata maidisStigm, SantalinusSantal, Apis mellificaApis. In prostatic symptoms: Ferrum picricumFerr-pic, Thuja occidentalisThuj, Picricum acidumPic-ac (more sexual erethism). Populus tremuloidesPop; (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.