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Saw Palmetto Berry Powder

Product Code: 24SAW

Availability: In stock

Size Price Price/kg Qty
1kg
£29.83 £35.80
£35.80/kg

*all prices are including VAT

Description

Product: Saw Palmetto Berry Powder

Latin Name: Serenoa repens syn. Sabal serrulata, Brahea serrulata, Chamaerops serrulata, Corypha oblique, Serenoa serrulata.

Plant Family: Arecaceae

Other Names: Windmill Palm, Saw-Tooth Palm, Tala, Taalachoba, Old Man’s Friend, American Dwarf Palm Tree, Baies du Palmier Scie, Ju-Zhong, Palmier Nain & Sabal.

Description: Saw palmetto is an evergreen member of the Arecaceae (palm) family, native to North America which can also be found growing in the Caribbean. This small palm tree can reach a height of up to 6 metres. The leaves have a bare stalk terminating in a rounded ‘fan’ of about 20 leaflets, the leaf stalk and edges of the leaves have sharp ‘saw’ like spiny teeth which gives rise to the ‘saw’ part of the name, they are light-green in colour. The individual flowers are approximately 5mm in diameter, and form dense, compound panicles of up to 50-60cm in length. The fruit is a large reddish-black drupe (berry) approximately 2.5cm in diameter.

Brief History: Native American Indians used saw palmetto berries and as a medicine for centuries before they were introduced to Europe. The herb has wavered in and out of use, in the early 20th century it was included in the Pharmacopeia of America, having been a popular remedy used by the 19th century Eclectic physicians to treat urinary problems.

SUGGESTED USE

A decoction of the powder can be added to lotions and creams for the skin and can also be used as a wash for minor wounds and abrasions. No other non-medicinal uses are known for this herb.

Shelf Life

Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.

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Product Specification

Specifications for this item are not available. Please contact us to request more information.

Allergen Statement

The majority of our products are gluten free and our packing staff are trained in handling allergens. However we cannot 100% guarantee that our products are free from gluten.

Delivery Information

All culinary orders placed by 11am will be dispatched the same day (excluding weekends).*

For all other orders, please allow 2 working days for your order to be packed and dispatched. For large orders (over 15 items) please allow 1-2 days extra.

* Only applies to fully "culinary" orders and up to a maximum of 10 items per order.

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