Scientific name: Sevenoa Repens
Native to: Central America
Description: The Saw Palmetto is a small palm tree that has sword like leaves that grow in a fan shape, and that carries dark purple berries.
Active substance(s): Polysaccharides
Effect: It works as a mild aphrodisiac; moreover it improves the sexual potency. It increases the sensitivity of the skin and the sexual organs and it also stimulates the urinary tract. Finally it works as a toning agent of the male reproductive system. This toning effect has been confirmed by several studies. In addition it seems to be a remedy for enlarged prostate glands and it is used to increase female fertility and stamina. Finally, it is used as a hormone stimulant and claimed to enlarge testicles and women�s breasts. The tea made out of these dried berries, was very popular among the native American Indians.
Preparation: Add 5 berries to a hot cup of tea and allow to infuse for 10 minutes.
Dosage: No more than 2 cups a day.