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Serenoa repens is a member of the palm family (Arecaceae) and is native to the southeastern United State, particularly Florida. While it is primarily used for benign protatic hyperplasia (BPH), it may also be useful for women and the elderly as an adaptogen and urinary antiseptic.

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Please enjoy this information on saw palmetto made available through the generosity of Valensa’s adoption.

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Additional ABC Saw Palmetto Resources 

Saw palmetto monograph from The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs.

Saw palmetto monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.

Saw palmetto monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.

Saw Palmetto Botanical Adulterants Bulletin

HerbClip reviews

Saw Palmetto's Safety and Efficacy in Treating LUTS in Patients with Prostate Cancer Undergoing Radiation. HC# 081662-564, March 15, 2017

A Review of Adverse Events in the Use of Saw Palmetto: Safety Confirmed. HC# 090595-393, January 29, 2010

Effect of Saw Palmetto on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. HC# 110362-326, April 13, 2007


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