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Saw Palmetto for Excess Facial and Body Hair in Women?

By January 23, 2012

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Not too long ago, I wrote about a study that touted the benefits of drinking spearmint tea to help with excess facial and body hair in women (hirsutism) caused by a hormonal imbalance where too much androgen hormones are produced. Now I've also come across some information that suggests taking Saw Palmetto, a type of berry fruit, in capsule form may also help with reducing androgen hormone production, therefore lessening the amount of hair. (Read more about the dose and precautions.)

Hirsutism, often seen in women that have PCOS is quite common. We would love to hear if you have this condition and if saw palmetto or anything else has helped reduce the excessive hair. Place in the comments below.


January 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm
(1) Josie says:

Hello Naomi,

I tried the spearmint tea as directed–even longer than suggested–but no change is noticed.

I’ll try the Saw Palmetto and follow up. At least these few remedies are cheap to try, and I happen to love spearmint tea. It’s good for tummy upset and smells lovely enough to make me forget my excessive hair problem. :)

I too would be interested in knowing more about Hirsutism. This may be something I have. Thank you for the informative posts/newsletters. Blessings to your new year…

January 22, 2014 at 1:03 pm
(2) Anthony says:

Saw Palmetto is not for excess hair, it is in just about every single natural hair loss supplement out today.

Many people have had benefits from taking a Saw Palmetto supplement to add an improvement in their hair quality and sometime growth.

Not sure how this fruit got into the realm of removing hair… I definitely would not take it for that reason.

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