Saw palmetto has been used traditionally as both food and medicine by southeastern Native Americans. Saw palmetto berried were exceptionally popular among the Native tribes of Florida, such as Seminoles, who relied on the berries for food. Even further back in history, the Mayans drank it as a tonic. In the 1900s, saw palmetto became very popular for use among men for various health conditions. The saw palmetto plant resembles a palm and bears small, dark berries. Numerous studies in modern-day have shown great promise for the benefits of saw palmetto for male reproductive health and more research continues to be conducted.
Saw palmetto is also known as; American Dwarf Palm Tree, Baies du Chou Palmiste, Baies du Palmier Scie, Cabbage Palm, Chou Palmiste, Ju-Zhong, Palma Enana Americana, Palmier de Floride, Palmier Nain, Palmier Nain Américain, Palmier Scie, Sabal, Sabal Fructus, Sabal serrulata, Saw Palmetto Berry, Serenoa repens, Serenoa serrulata.