Family Name: Arecaceae
Botanical Name(s): Serenoa Repens, Sabal Serrulata
Popular Name(s): Pan palm, Dwarf Palmetto, Saw Palmetto, Saba
Parts Used: Fruit (berries)
Habitat: Saw Palmetto is a small plant native to the coastal
areas of Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas.
Description: It is a clump forming rhizomatous plant with
fan-shaped leaves and fragrant creamy flowers, followed by ovoid
Uses: Saw palmetto is further used for bronchial complaints as
well as treatment for general wasting diseases. Berries of Saw palmetto,
which are harvested, dried, and ground for preparation as a tea or in
capsules. The Berries has a pungent, sweet taste, and has a warming
affect on the body.