Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto or Serenoa repens, is a small palm endemic to the southeastern United States. The fruit of the saw palmetto is a large reddish-black drupe and is an important food source for wildlife and historically for humans. It is highly enriched with fatty acids and phytosterols, and extracts of the fruits have been the subject of intensive research for the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as prostate enlargement. Traditionally, American Indians used the fruit for food and to treat a variety of urinary and reproductive system problems. The Mayans drank..

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