Botanical Name: Serenoa repens Capsules Per Bottle: 100 mg Per Capsule: 555
Serenoa repens is a small species of palm, native to the southeastern United States. It is specifically concentrated in Florida and a few surrounding regions. The plants tend to grow prostrate and generally reache between three and six feet in height but can reach up to fifteen feet on the rare occasions that they grow erect. Saw palmetto plants are long-lived. In fact, some of the oldest plants are estimated to be between 500 and 700 years old. Saw palmetto grows in sandy soil, producing blueish-black fruits throughout the summer months and into October. The berries have a distinctive sweet aroma, with a taste that is described as slightly soapy and acrid.
Native American tribes living in the region have a long history with saw palmetto berries, utilizing them as food as well as a general tonic for their wellness-supporting properties. The berries were also eaten by early American settlers. American botanist and Eclectic herbalist, John Lloyd, noted the positive effects that the fruit had and soon saw palmetto made its way into folk herbal practices. The berries have historically been used for their beneficial effects on the male system amongst their other healthful qualities. Saw palmetto supports healthy prostate functioning.*
Traditionally, saw palmetto berries were gathered and consumed by local tribes as food. Various parts of the plant were even made into baskets and ropes. Other preparations of saw palmetto berry include infusions and liquid extractions. The berries are also found ground and the powder added to smoothies or blended into herbal formulations. Oftentimes saw palmetto berry powder is encapsulated for convenience and ease of use.
Ingredients Organic saw palmetto berry and pullulan capsule. These vegan capsules are made from pullulan which is naturally fermented from tapioca.
Precautions No known precautions. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.