Syn.—Saw Palmetto; Sabal Serrulata.
P. E.—Fresh fruit.
N. H.—Southern United States.
Properties: Tonic, sedative, diuretic, improves digestion and nutrition.
Use: A tonic stimulating the nutrition of the nerve centers. Relieves irritability of the nervous system, mucous structures and more particularly of the nose and air passages. It stimulates digestion and assimilation. Women who have a dragging pain in the iliac region, sensitiveness to touch over the ovaries, ovarian enlargement with tenderness and dull aching pain, small and undeveloped mammae, hypertrophy of the uterus are benefited by its use if continued for some time. We think of it in enlarged prostate, atrophy of the testes or uterus and all prostatic troubles. In impotency of young men it is a valuable adjunct to other indicated remedies. Has a direct influence upon the glands of the reproductive system, as mammae, ovaries, prostate, testes, etc., increasing their functional activity and tending to bring about normal action and size. In nervous and general debility. In chronic catarrh, laryngitis, coughs, aphonia, whooping cough, chronic catarrh, bronchitis, etc., it is a valuable adjunct to other indicated remedies.
The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.