Saw Palmetto is an extract of the fruit of the Serenoa Repens (small palm tree). It is rich in fatty acids and phytosterols and has been used in several forms of traditional herbal medicine. It is used for benign prostatic hyperplasia which is a common condition in older men. The early research shows it is safe to use and produces a good reduction in the troublesome urinary symptoms experienced. It is available as liquid, capsules or a tea/infusion form.