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Saw Palmetto Extract(fatty acid 25%,45%)

Product Name: Saw Palmetto Extract(fatty acid 25%,45%)
CAS NO.: 314041-17-3
Saw Palmetto Extract
Name: Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract
Botanical Name: Serenoa Repens (bartram) small
Active ingredient: Total Fatty Acid
Specification: Total Fatty Acid 25% 45% powder,80% oil
Test Method: GC
Appearance: Light yellow to white fine powder
CAS No.: 314041-17-3
Molecular formula: C18H34O2
Molecular weight: 282.46

Description of Saw Palmetto Extract
Saw palmetto, is the sole species currently classified in the genus Serenoa. It has been known by a number of synonyms, including Sabal serrulatum, under which name it still often appears in alternative medicine. It is a small palm, normally reaching a height of around 2–4 m (3–6 ft). Its trunk is sprawling, and it grows in clumps or dense thickets in sandy coastal lands or as undergrowth in pine woods or hardwood hammocks.
It is endemic to the southeastern United States, most commonly along the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal plains, but also as far inland as southern Arkansas. It is a hearty plant; extremely slow growing, and long lived, with some plants, especially in Florida, possibly being as old as 500-700 years.
For centuries, the crude extracts of saw palmetto have been used to improve sperm production and to increase breast size and sexual vigor, but it's most effective and only scientifically based use is to improve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Saw palmetto, is the sole species currently classified in the genus Serenoa. It has been known by a number of synonyms, including Sabal serrulatum, under which name it still often appearin alternative medicine. It is a small palm, normally reaching a height of around 2–4 m. Its trunk is sprawling,and it grows in clumps or dense thickets in sandy coastal lands or as undergrowth in pine woods or hardwood hammocks.

Certificate of Analysis of Saw Palmetto Extract 25%
 Item
 Specification
  Method
Basic Product Information
 
 
 
Genus and Species
Serenoa repens
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Part of the Plant
Fruit
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Country of Origin
China
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Marker Compounds
 
 
 
Assay(Total Fatty Acid)
25%
25.2%
GC
Organoleptic Data
 
 
 
Appearance
Powder
Conform
NLS-QCS-1008
Color
White fine powder
Conform
GB/T 5492-2008
Odor
Characteristic
Conform
GB/T 5492-2008
Taste
Characteristic
Conform
GB/T 5492-2008
Solubility
Partial/Slight
Conform
GB/T 5492-2008
Process Data
 
 
 
Method of Processing
Extraction
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Solvent(s) Used
100%CO2
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Drying Method
Spray drying
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Excipient
Maltodextrin and Silica gel
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Physical Characteristics
 
 
 
Particle Size (80 mesh)
98.0%pass 80mesh
Conform
GB/T 5507-2008
Moisture
<5%
2.22%
GB/T 14769-1993
Ash Content
<5%
3.16%
AOAC 942.05, 18th
Solvent Residue
Eur Pharm
Conform
NLS-QCS-1007
Heavy Metals
 
 
 
Total Heavy Metals
<10 ppm
Conform
USP <231>, method II
Arsenic
<1.0 ppm
Conform
AOAC 986.15, 18th
Lead
<1.0 ppm
AOAC 986.15, 18th
Mercury
<0.5 ppm
Conform
AOAC 971.21, 18th
Pesticide Residue
 
 
 
666
<0.2ppm
Conform
GB/T5009.19-1996
DDT
<0.2ppm
Conform
GB/T5009.19-1996
Microbiology
 
 
 
Total Plate Count
<5,000cfu/g
Conform
AOAC 990.12, 18th
Total Yeast & Mold
<500cfu/g
Conform
FDA (BAM) Chapter 18, 8th Ed.
E. Coli
Negative
Negative
AOAC 997.11, 18th
Salmonella
Negative
Negative
FDA (BAM) Chapter 5, 8th Ed.

Main Functions of Saw Palmetto Extract
1.Treat urinary tract infections
2.Prevent and relieve symptoms of prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
3.Calm the irritated and overactive bladder occasionally associated with bedwetting
4.Reduce hormonal damage to prostate cells, possibly reducing the future risk of
5.developing prostate cancer.
6.Maintain healthy blood vessels, nerves and tissues
7.Lower cholesterol
8.Tonic and Expectorant for mucous membranes (particularly the bronchial passages)

Applicationof Saw Palmetto Extract
1.Saw Palmetto inhibits testosterone action on the prostate, thus is used widely for BPH treatment.
2. Saw Palmetto also prevents binding of DHT to androgen receptors, hence helps with hair loss.
3. Saw Palmetto inhibits androgen and estrogen receptor activity and helps both men and women to balance hormones.
4. Saw Palmetto cure inflammation: herb helps treat bladder inflammation and helps with urinary flow.
5. Saw Palmetto for women: Women also use Saw Palmetto herb to stimulate breast enlargement and also to treat
uterine irritability.
6. Saw Palmetto is also used to treat impotence, frigidity, and also used as an aphrodisiac. Some new evidence shows that Saw Palmetto may also help with thyroid deficiencies.
7. Saw Palmetto is used to clear chest congestion, treat coughs.
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