saw palmetto


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saw palmetto

n.
1. A small creeping palm (Serenoa repens) of the southeast United States, having palmately divided leaves, petioles with sharp spines, and black fruit borne on panicles.
2. A dried preparation of the fruit of this plant used as a nonprescription herbal remedy that is supposedly beneficial for disorders of the prostate gland.
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saw palmetto

n
(Plants) any of several dwarf prickly palms, esp any of the genus Sabal, of the southeastern US
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saw′ palmet`to


n.
a shrublike palmetto, Serenoa repens, native to the southern U.S., having green or blue leafstalks set with spiny teeth.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saw palmetto - small hardy clump-forming spiny palm of southern United States
fan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
genus Serenoa, Serenoa - one species: saw palmetto
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Translations

saw palmetto

n (bot) palma enana americana
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Future dietary supplements Standard Reference Materials, the NIST spokesman says, will address ginkgo biloba, saw palmetto, bitter orange, carrot extract, green tea, blueberries, cranberries, bilberries and Saint-John's-wort.
Saw palmetto was not significantly more effective than placebo in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia, based on results at 1 year in a randomized, double-blind study.
take saw palmetto to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but a study in The New England Journal of Medicine finds that this herbal remedy is no better than placebo at relieving urinary symptoms associated with the condition.
Does saw palmetto improve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia?
The pills contained a herb called "saw palmetto", which can help urinary problems, but experts said there was no direct evidence the mix would treat prostate disorders.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Saw palmetto that is given to men who are at risk for developing symptomatic benign prostatic hypertrophy can prevent a good portion of them from progressing to the point of needing medical treatment, Dr.
Another favorite, saw palmetto (Serenoa repens), germinates much more readily if it's had a turtle ride, the researchers found.--S.
The bushy "understory" is comprised of rough, drought-resistant plants like saw palmetto, rusty lyonia, and Florida rosemary, a strange round shrub with tiny brown flowers and needles like a Christmas tree.
Many men, however, find that the herbal supplement saw palmetto provides relief of the symptoms of BPH.
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