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Saw Palmetto

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Saw Palmetto

£5.50£67.00

Common name: Saw Palmetto berries, sabal serrulata

Family: Palme

Habitat/Cultivation: A small palm growing to 6m (20ft). Indigenous to North America and can be found growing in sand dunes along the Atlantic and Caribbean coast. An impressive palm, It needs well drained soil and plenty of sun, seeds are propagated in spring. The berries are harvested in autumn then dried with the seeds removed.

Parts used:  Berries

Traditional use: Saw Palmetto berries were eaten by First Nation American Indians in Florida as food. Settlers tried the berries and found medicinal benefits. It was used for upset stomachs and insomnia. Currently used for its anabolic action, for hormonal disorders; known as the man’s herb and as a urinary remedy helping to improve urine flow.

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Common name: Saw Palmetto berries, sabal serrulata

Family: Palme

Habitat/Cultivation: A small palm growing to 6m (20ft). Indigenous to North America and can be found growing in sand dunes along the Atlantic and Caribbean coast. An impressive palm, It needs well drained soil and plenty of sun, seeds are propagated in spring. The berries are harvested in autumn then dried with the seeds removed.

Parts used: Berries

Traditional use: Saw Palmetto berries were eaten by First Nation American Indians in Florida as food. Settlers tried the berries and found medicinal benefits. It was used for upset stomachs and insomnia. Currently used for its anabolic action, for hormonal disorders; known as the man’s herb and as a urinary remedy helping to improve urine flow.

Constituents: Volatile oil (1-2%), Fixed oil, Steroidal saponins, Polysaccharides, Tannins.

Actions: Tones the male reproductive system , particularly the prostrate glandDiuretic, urinary antiseptic, endocrine agent. Reduces congestive catarrhal conditions of the respiratory system, relaxant. (Mills 1991)

Medicinal use: Saw palmetto is a herb that acts to tone and strengthen the male reproductive system. It may be used with safety where a boost is to the male sex hormone is required. Although unconfirmed the presence of saponins is reported to have positive effects on enlarged prostate glands( Hoffman 1990, Mills 1991).

Cautions: Little details. Avoid with hormonal drugs and during pregnancy

Research: Little research despite the positive indications on enlarged prostate glands. With the presence of steroidal saponins it could have hormonal actions. (Chevallier 1996).

Dosage & forms: Tincture 1 tsp with water daily.

Folk-lore: The Northern First Nation Americans would eat the pulped berries to put on bulk. Settlers noticed this and tried the berries. The fruit pulp was used as a tonic from the 19th century being considered as an anabolic- used to strengthen and build the body’s tissue and encouraging weight gain.

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