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Saw palmetto is a small palm tree native to the southeastern United States. Its fruit was used medicinally by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Common Names—saw palmetto, American dwarf palm tree, cabbage palm
Latin Names—Serenoa repens, Sabal serrulata
What It Is Used For
How It Is Used
The ripe fruit of saw palmetto is used in several forms, including ground and dried fruit or whole berries. It is available as a liquid extract, tablets, capsules, and as an infusion or a tea.
What the Science Says
Side Effects and Cautions
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