The Health Benefits of Saw Palmetto

Good news for men with prostate ­problems

Before scientists turned their ­microscopes to saw palmetto, ­Native Americans used the berries as a general tonic and to treat impotence. In 1892, a ­report in The New Idea ­stated that saw palmetto acts as a ­“vitalizer” for ­reproductive ­organs, including the ovaries and prostate.