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Know Your Remedies: Sabal Serrulata (Sabal.)

Know Your Remedies: Sabal Serrulata (Sabal.) 2

Common Names: Saw palmetto; Choktaw; big palm.

General Information

Sabal Serrulata (Sabal.) has its main effects on the sexual and reproductory organs. It’s a key remedy for types of prostatic enlargement with dribbling urine, or difficulty in starting the flow of urine. Pains are sharp and stinging, come and go quickly, and tend to ‘wander’ about the body. Those needing Sabal of often have an increased desire for milk.

Mental-Emotional Symptoms

  • Indifference and apathy.
  • Want to be left alone.
  • Brood about their own problems.
  • Dislike or angered by sympathy.


  • Iritis with prostatic enlargement.


  • Chronic bronchitis.
  • Wheezing cough throughout the night until 6am.


  • Dribbling or retention of urine due to swelling of the prostate gland.
  • ‘Homeopathic catheter’ for an inability to pass urine from an enlarged prostate.
  • Constant desire to urinate at night.


  • Impotence and atrophy (shrivelling) of the testes.
  • Discharge of prostatic fluid.
  • Thick semen that burns along the spermatic cord.
  • Intercourse painful at time of emission.
  • Enlarged prostate gland.
  • Epididymitis.


  • Tender and enlarged ovaries.
  • Enlarged uterus.
  • Atrophied (shrivelled) or underdeveloped breasts

Where do I find it?

Sabal Serrulate (Sabal.) is available from our online store as a single remedy in either pills or liquid, and as part of the following Complex (combination remedy): Prostate Enlargement.


While above self-limiting or acute complaints are suitable for home treatment also contact your healthcare provider during emergency situations or if symptoms worsen or fail to improve. Chronic or persistent complaints, which may or may not be mentioned above, require a different treatment and dosage protocol so are best managed by a qualified homeopath for good results.

Dosage Instructions (suitable for babies to adults)

For the home treatment of acute and self-limiting complaints take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 1 minute to 4 hours (1 minute for intense or emergency symptoms (plus seek emergency help), 4 hours for milder ones). Once an improvement is noticed, stop dosing and repeat the remedy only if symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by three doses, choose a different remedy or seek professional guidance.

Note: Chronic symptoms or complaints require a course of professional treatment by a qualified homeopath to manage the changes in potencies and remedies may be required.

More Information

Guidelines on which potency to use