saw palmetto

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1945
Reference Entry
A definition of the term "saw palmetto" is presented. It refers to a low-growing, spreading palm Serenoa repens native to Florida and the coastal southeastern U.S. Its extract is promoted as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia.


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