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About Sabal Serrulata Homeopathy Dilution
Also known as Saw Palmetto, Sereboa Repens. Made by crushing the berries of the palm tree
Sphere of Action - Mind, stomach, Genito urinary system
Sabal is a homeopathic remedy for the irritation in the genitourinary organs. The other signs that come under this are sexual weakness, nutritional deficiencies and tissue growth, symptoms of head and ovary, fear of going to sleep, lethargy, helps in undeveloped mammary glands, difficulty in urination, prostate enlargement and inflammation in the eyes.
About: Botanically known as Serenoa repens Hook., Chamaerop serrulata Michx., Serenoa serrulata (Michx), Sabal serrulata is a well-established herb for urinary troubles in elderly. Commonly known as Saw palmetto, it is found on Atlantic coast of U.S.A. from south Carolina to Florida. It contains steriodal saponins, volatile and fixed oils, polysaccharides and tannins. Its homoeopathic tincture is made from the ripe fruit. It is covered by both Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India and German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia.
Urinary troubles in elderly
Urinary troubles in elderly people have various causes. Though the causative factors include changes in the kidney and bladder, and subsequent infection (elderly people may have more chances of getting urinary tract infection), weak control system, etc., enlarged prostate problem occurs in majority of men. It troubles elderly males with symptoms like retention of urine, irritation and increased urgency and frequency of urination, nocturia, incontinence resulting from bladder irritation. In extreme unattended cases there may be complete retention of urine.ii
Sabal serrulata acts on irritability to the genito-urinary organs. It is used in sexual debility. It promotes nutrition and tissue building. It is of great value in prostatic enlargement, epididymitis and urinary difficulties. It also acts on membrano-prostatic portion of urethra.iii,iv,v Research on it reports that it strengthens the neck of the bladder and reduces the size of prostrate. Sabal serrulata is valuable for undeveloped mammary glands as well.
What doctors recommend Sabal Serrulata in Homeopathy?
Dr Vikas Sharma recommends
- for smarting and burning in urethra, pain while initiating urination and a feeling of fullness in the bladder. Sabal Serrulata is also indicated for cystitis from prostate enlargement.
- prostatic troubles, including enlarged prostate and inflamed prostate.
- for treating painful ejaculation in cases of epididymitis.
- for loss of sex drive with atrophy of testes and is rated best among medicines for low testosterone cases of the type.
- to treat decreased penile erections along with the enlargement of prostate gland
Dr Kirti Vikram recommends
- Prostate enlargement or BPH
- white discharge
- swelling of epididymis (a duct-like organ that connects the testis to the vas deferens)
- premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction,
- mammary gland enlargement (breast size increase)
- prevention from prostate cancer
dose: sabal Serrulata 30, 2 drops 3 times a day
Dr Rashmi Homeopathy recommends
- Strain during urine, dribbling, unfinished sensation after urine
- Prostate – enlarged prostate, BPH
- Inflammation of prostate, testes
- Prostatic discharge
- Females – mammary glands (breast shrunken, atrophy)
Dr Aadil Chimthanwalla recommends
Benign Hypertrophy of Prostate or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or early stages of ProstateCancer
Used in the treatment of Prostatitis & Cystitis
Sabal Serrulata Patient Profile
Head - Treats anger, vertigo with severe headache, pain running from the nose upto the centre of the forehead, confusion and pain in the weak persons.
Stomach - excessive gas s and acidity with a desire to have milk.
Respiratory - mucous discharge with an inflammation in the nose and lungs.
Urinary - As mentioned, it treats constant desire to pass urine, involuntary urination, sexually transmitted bacterial infection, paralysis of sphincters which causes blockage and difficulty in passing urine.
Male - The remedy works towards issues with the enlargement of prostate, loss of sexual power, involuntary emission of fluid, pain during the time of sexual intercourse, organs feeling cold and sexual instability.
Female - As per literature, it covers tender and increased ovaries, low sexual inclination and shrinking of the breasts.
Sabal Serrulata as per Boericke Materia Medica
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 vesicć. Chronic gonorrhśa. 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.