Saw Palmetto has been recommended for women for a number of reasons. It allegedly has an effect on fertility, menopause, hair loss, mood swings, libido and bladder infections to name just a few. For many of these ailments no conclusive studies have been conducted to show the effectiveness of saw palmetto in dealing with them.
Still, if you do a little research you’ll find plenty of discussion from people who have successfully used saw palmetto for these conditions. Because saw palmetto seems to have an effect on certain hormones in the body it does seem plausible that it would therefore have an influence on any condition affected by those same hormone levels.
There has also been some discussion as to whether it is safe to take saw palmetto while on birth control as it may hinder its effectiveness. Obviously this is something you would want to talk to your doctor or a homeopathic expert about.
Also, since saw palmetto may have an effect on testosterone levels it may not be wise to take it while pregnant or breast feeding. These are just some of the issues related to women and saw palmetto use.