Saw palmetto comes from a low growing palm-like plant that grows in the southeast United States. This plant is is also known as American Dwarf Palm Tree, Baies du Palmier Scie, Cabbage Palm, Chou Palmiste, Ju-Zhong, Palma Enana Americana, Palmier Nain, Palmier Scie, Sabal, Serenoa, and other names. While it does produce tiny flowers, the berries are the most revered part of this plant. For centuries, the berries were used to treat a variety of medical issues. Even today also doctors and researchers rely on it to treat especially some men s health issues. Saw palmetto is widely used as an alternative medicine to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in Europe. BPH is also known as enlarged prostate. Germany s regulating authority for herbal medicines has given the green light to saw palmetto as an approved form of treatment. The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports that saw palmetto is promoted to treat prostrate health issues as well as bladder and urinary problems. Like increased night-time urination or decreased urinary flow. Saw palmetto does not shrink the overall size of the prostate, but it seems to shrink the inner lining that puts pressure on the tubes that carry urine.