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Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) berry cut and sifted - Bulk.
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) berry cut and sifted -Bulk.
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Make a decoction using 1 heaping teaspoon per cup of boiling water. Simmer 15 minutes on low. Strain. Dose: 1 cup of decoction, 2 times per day.
Avoid during pregnancy and while nursing, at least until further research has been done to ascertain its safety during these times. Mild gastrointestinal disturbances are a rare side effect.
The genus name Serenoa was given in honor of American botanist Sereno Watson (1826-1892). The species name, repens, is Latin for "creeping."
Saw Palmetto is a small evergreen palm native to the southeastern United States. It grows to about 6 to 10 feet in height. Its leaves have fifteen to thirty divisions, with sharp edges like a saw, that branch out in a fanlike shape, radiating from a central point. The flowers are whitish green with three to five petals. The reddish to dark purple berries resemble black olives and have a hard brown seed within. Be careful when harvesting this plant from the wild, as its native habitat is often also habitat for diamondback rattlesnakes.
Native Americans of the southern United States, especially the Seminole, have long used the berries as a food source. They have also used them to create a fermented beverage that was considered a love tonic. Animals that eat the berries grow plump. The "hearts" at the base of the leaf stalks can be cut out and eaten raw. The bases of the terminal buds can also be prepared as a vegetable.
Various parts of the plant, including the leaves and stems, have been used to make roof thatching, baskets, mattresses, hats, scrub brushes, and paper.
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