Chakra Colour: Orange
Medicinal Uses: Saw Palmetto the roots was used as a lotion for sore eyes, or made a decoction for kidney trouble. The dried root was used for high blood pressure. Boiled with bramble briar it was a remedy for stomach ache. They also considered it aphrodisiac. Saw Palmetto can also help women: Due to hormonal substances present in the fruit it is said to reduce uterine cysts, increase breast size and reduce female facial hair growth (hirsutism).
Men may also benefit from the aphrodisiac effect. It has been used for bronchitis and cough and is also given as a tonic for general malaise or as an aid for convalescence. It should be noted that the active compounds are not water soluble. herbalists used infusions and teas made of saw palmetto berries to treat urinary tract problems and increase sex drive in men. Infusions are used as a diuretic to improve urine flow, for irritable bladders, and to treat enlarged prostate glands. Tinctures are used for long term debility. Nicknamed “the plant catheter”, the herb is given to strengthen the neck of the bladder. The berries are also used to treat respiratory tract problems, including coughs and colds, bronchitis, and asthma.
Magical Uses: These berries can be enjoyed as an aphrodisiac. In the Caribbean an aphrodisiac liqueur is made by macerating the berries in Gin. Various spices may be added and sweetened with honey. Liqueurs like this can be enjoyed as a ritual cup for sex magic or tantric rituals. The berries may also be used in charms for love and lust.
Other Names: American Dwarf Palm Tree, Baies du Chou Palmiste, Cabbage Palm, Chou Palmiste, Sabal serrulata, Saw Palmetto Berry, Serenoa repens
Contraindications: Do not use if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you are taking anticoagulants, birth control pills, estrogens.