Way back in 1885, an American practitioner of homeopathic medicine, Dr. Hale had detected that when food became a scarce commodity during summer, animals consumed raw berries of the saw palmetto plant and regained weight quickly. Another American homeopathic physician claimed in the 19th century that eating the saw palmetto berries on a regular basis helped in increasing the weight as well as the size of the breasts. The homeopathic remedy sabal prepared from the ripened fruits or berries of the saw palmetto plant is prescribed to cure absence of libido or sexual drive, debility as well as nervous tetchiness. In addition, this homeopathic medicine is prescribed for treating inflammation or tenderness of the testicles. In homeopathy, sabal has been indicated for treating enlarged prostate gland disorder suffered by some individuals. Such disorder of prostate gland especially affects the elderly and is very common among the inhabitants of the North American regions. People who require this homeopathic medicine are those who generally experience low or total absence of sexual desire or libido. Such individuals may also experience emissions from the prostate gland and usually such fluid discharges occur when these people pass urine or defecate. In addition, such people may also experience symptoms like unexpected loss of masculinity or procreation that eventually results in impotency. Moreover, when men suffering from these conditions ejaculate seminal fluid and have a penile erection, they suffer great pain. When these fluid discharges appear from the prostate gland, they may also give rise to a hot feeling internally in the spermatic cord. In addition, men suffering from this condition also experience a shrinking or drooping of the testicular tissue and physical weakness. Often, such people may also find their testes being drawing up and this may result in profuse pain among the sufferers. In such conditions, the part of the genitalia is usually very cold when touched and the sufferer also loses sexual desire or libido. People suffering from this condition may also experience related symptoms or complications, such as prostatitis (tenderness of the prostate gland) as well as epididymitis (inflammation of the epididymis). Using the homeopathic medicine sabal not only helps to alleviate the health condition, but also provides relief from the associated symptoms. It may be noted that the symptoms experienced by such patients deteriorate much when they are exposed to cold and moist conditions or places. Whenever any person notices the appearance of such symptoms, they may turn to the homeopathic remedy sabal for relief and cure. In fact, sabal is extremely beneficial for treating any prostate disorder. While sabal is highly effective in dealing with prostate problems in men, this homeopathic remedy is useful for treating mastitis (inflammation of the breast tissues) among women. Mastitis may occur in women owing to breast feeding. In addition, this medicine is useful for women to get relief from pain as well as the soreness of swollen breasts prior to the commencement of their menstruation period. In homeopathy, sabal is also prescribed for women who may be enduring small and contracted breasts caused by hormonal imbalance.
The plant saw palmetto is native to North America, especially the south-eastern regions that extend from South Carolina to Florida and to the Arkansas in the west. This plant species is found growing in the wild in the savannas, low pine woods and thickets - wherein they grow as dense undergrowths. In addition to these locations, the plant is also found growing on the sand dunes along the coasts.