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What is saw palmetto?

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2015-08-20 19:02:58

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The botanical name of saw palmetto is serenoa repens. The part

used in herbal medicine is the berry.

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2015-08-20 19:02:37

Saw Palmetto is a palm tree with fan-shaped leaves, which is

native to the south-eastern US.


The ripe fruit of the tree, deep purple berries, are used to create

some herbal medicines, such as saw palmetto extract. However

clinical studies have found that the fruit is ineffective and shows

the same results as a placebo for the conditions it claims to

ease.




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