Saw palmetto benefits have been known for a long time. The saw palmetto plant was used for medicine by the Native Americans of the southeastern United States, and in the early 20th century, men used the berries to treat urinary tract problems and increase sperm production.
Today, saw palmetto supplements are one of the most commonly consumed supplements by men with prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In fact, in 2011, over $18 million in saw palmetto was sold in the United States, ranking it third among herbal dietary supplements.
Saw palmetto has the power to treat colds, coughs and sore throat, and it works as a natural remedy for asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome andmigraine headaches. It's also used to increase urine flow, promote relaxation and enhance sexual drive.