The Health Benefits of Saw Palmetto

Good news for men with prostate ­problems

Saw palmetto sales contribute about $25 million a year to Florida’s economy, says Ted Helms of the state agriculture department’s marketing division. Demand was so high during the 1998 season that saw palmetto “bandits” ­appeared on the scene, ­illegally scavenging berries from secluded areas in Florida state parks, according to an Associated Press ­report.