Saw palmetto effective for BPH in European study

September 1, 2004

San Francisco--Phytotherapy with the saw palmetto extract Serenoa repens (Permixon) appears to be more effective than an alpha-blocker in relieving severe BPH, European researchers report. Their finding is based on a study of nearly 700 patients with symptomatic BPH who received either the saw palmetto extract or the alpha-blocker tamsulosin (Flomax).