Does saw palmetto work for hair loss?

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A Myth or a Miracle: Saw Palmetto for Hair Loss?

Saw palmetto is a natural herb that is sourced from the berries of a North American plant which is known as Serenoa repens or Sabal serrulata. It's a supplement that is often used to treat enlarged prostate and enhance hair growth. 

The saw palmetto tree produces blackberries, each of which contains a sizable seed. The fruit is a large maroon drupe which is an important source of wildlife and medicine for humans.

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Hair loss is a very common problem nowadays and people from all age groups suffer from it. In men, hair loss can be seen in the front head known as male pattern baldness. It generally occurs in an M shape. People generally spend lakhs on hair transplants and thousands on medicines but still, they are not satisfied with the result.

Some treatments can have side effects and surgeries are not pocket friendly. So what should we use to prevent hair loss? 

Saw palmetto for hair loss

1) Saw palmetto is a natural medicine that is used as an anti-hair fall treatment. it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects on our body which could offer protection from hair loss problems.

This does not require a prescription and can be used by anyone suffering from hair loss.

2) It contains 5 alpha-reductase which is the same mechanism of action of other prescribed medications for hair loss namely phi-nasteride and other steroids. So it decreases the uptake of DHT by the hair follicle.

3) It also decreases the binding of DT to androgenetic receptors. 

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Types of hair loss which saw palmetto can treat

1) Hair loss due to tension

If you have suffered hair loss when you were under a lot of tension then saw palmetto may work for you.

2) Hair loss due to an unbalanced diet

A lack of some vitamins and macronutrients causes hair loss and hair thinning. As saw palmetto is a natural herb it can treat this type of hair loss.

3) Normal hair loss from any disease

If you have an underlying disease then saw palmetto may be useful in controlling the hair loss but not completely stopping it.

4) Hormonal hair loss

If you are in your 20s and started shedding hair in large amounts then you can use saw palmetto to control it but it would be better if you consult a specialist first.

5) Genetic hair loss

There is no such treatment for genetic hair loss but you can control it by using saw palmetto and asking the dosage amount from a specialist.

Before using saw palmetto for heavy hair loss consult a doctor or dermatologist.

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Side effects of saw palmetto

It can do a series of side effects in some people and some may only suffer from:

  •     Dizziness
  •     Vomiting
  •     Rashes
  •     Constipation
  •     Diarrhoea
  •     Stomach pain

Other Effective remedies for hair loss

If you still suffer from hair loss then consult a dermatologist and ask for proper treatment. Some other remedies to stop hair fall are listed below:

1) Mino-xidil topical solution 

Mino-xidil is a powerful peripheral vasodilator that is considered an effective topical solution. Mino-xidil Topical Solution makes hair grow, so it is used to stop hair loss, treat Male pattern baldness, and control hair fall.

2) Anti-hair fall shampoo

It nourishes your hair and scalp with no harmful chemicals (Parabens and Sulphate free). The shampoo helps make your hair stronger, makes it feel better, and stops it from falling out.  

3) Biotin 

The biotin gummies are enriched with multivitamins which help in hair growth and improve metabolism. Biotin reduces hair fall, improves scalp health, promotes hair growth and makes your hair stronger & healthier than before.

4) Consuming more protein 

To grow new hair, the body needs protein. Inadequate protein intake might lead to hair thinning.

Some healthy ways to get protein from food are seeds, beans, eggs, fish, nuts, and lean meats.

5) Getting more iron in your diet 

The mineral iron is also essential for strong, healthy hair. Some food sources of iron are clams, lentils, oysters, pumpkin seeds, Spinach, White Beans, Turkey, and Lean Beef. People who don't eat meat have iron needs that are up to 1.8 times higher than those who do. This is because the body doesn't get as much iron from sources other than animals.

6) Give aromatherapy a try 

Aromatherapy can make hair grow faster. Aromatherapy practitioners may use the following herbs to help hair grow cedarwood, lavender, rosemary, thyme, tulsi

7) Giving the head a massage 

By massaging the scalp, you can get more blood to the scalp, which could help hair grow.

8) Do yoga to make your hair grow

Doing yoga facilitates hair growth.

Take Away

Some variables of hair growth, such as genetics, are uncontrolled. However, if you eat well, you can see your hair growing faster.

The thickness and length of your hair may be improved by using numerous home treatments and treating it well. A person should see a doctor if they are worried about hair loss or growth.

Call us now at +91 9154706728 for free doctor consultations and exciting offers on our hair loss products. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many mg of saw palmetto should I take for hair loss? 

You take 300 mg to 900 mg of saw palmetto daily for hair loss.

2. Which lack of vitamin causes hair fall? 

Lack of Biotin (Vitamin B7) causes hair fall.

3. Is Saw Palmetto Safe for Hair Loss?

Yes, Saw Palmetto is safe for hair loss but may cause side effects in some individuals.


1. Emily L. Guo and Rajani Katta, Jan 2017

Diet and hair loss: effects of nutrient deficiency and supplement use

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