The fruit or berries of Sabal serrulata are used to make Saw palmetto tincture. These are the size of olives and contain an oil known as ‘saw palmetto oil’, which is rich in a substance called β-sitosterol. Saw palmetto berries are popular as a food supplement, for many uses, including to help maintain the health of a normal prostate gland. Saw palmetto oil is used at a dose of 320mg, to help relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Sabal is the name given to the group of plants known as the ‘New World Palms’ or simply as Palmetto. The Sabal group of plants can be found all over the world, but Sabal serrulata (also known as Serenoa repens and by the common names Saw palmetto or Dwarf Palm) is only found in the Florida Everglades.
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