Saw Palmetto Berry Whole, Organic

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Saw palmetto is a dwarf palm tree that grows in coastal areas of the eastern U.S., although it is also found as far inland as Arkansas.

The blue-black ripe fruit of the tree has a sweet fragrance, but yields a somewhat sour flavor. Whole saw palmetto berries, which are a good source of beta-sitosterol, palmitic acid and other fatty acids, are made into teas, infusions, tinctures and extracts.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound6.5
originunited states
active compoundsSteroidal saponin, Polysaccharides, Volatile oil, Fixed oil, Tannins.
plant part usedberries

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a tightly-sealed container in a place free of draft, light and humidity.
appearance & aromaOlive-sized, bluish-black drupes.


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decorativeUse in botanical displays for textural interest and color contrast.
culinaryInfuse in alcohol to produce tinctures. May also be used in tea blends.
safetyConsult your physician before using this herb if you take other medicines, such as birth control pills or anticoagulants.

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flavor profile

organic, whole
saw palmetto berries

Flavor is very pungent. Use in teas with other herbs and spices to enhance flavor.

formulas & recipes

organic, whole
saw palmetto berries

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what else you should know

organic, whole
saw palmetto berries

Saw palmetto, also known as American dwarf palm, is a small, fan-like palm native to the southeastern coastal regions of the US. The plant is especially prolific in Florida, where it acts as an under canopy ground cover in the Apalachicola National Forest. In fact, Florida is the largest producer of saw palmetto products.

The drupes, or berries, which are harvested in the fall at the peak of maturity, were considered an important staple food to various Native American times. They also used the berries to make restorative teas and tonics for men. Today, saw palmetto berries are one of the most popular herbal supplements on the market, fueled by decades of investigation on the effects of plant steroids in the herb that are comparable to finasteride.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.