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 blue-black fruits.
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.