Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy; Prostate Disease; Prostate Enlargement; Prostatitis 

Cabbage Palm; Fan Palm; Sabal; Sabal serrulata; Scrub Palm; Serenoa; Serenoa repens 

BPH. A benign (noncancerous) condition in which an overgrowth of prostate tissue pushes against the urethra and the bladder, blocking the flow of urine. Also called benign prostatic hyperplasia.

The Saw Palmetto Serenoa repens is the sole species currently classified in the genus Serenoa. It is a small palm, normally reaching a height of around 2-4 metres. Its trunk is sprawling, and it grows in clumps in sandy coastal lands or as undergrowth in pine woods or hardwood hammocks. It is endemic to the southeastern United States, most commonly along the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains, but also as far inland as southern Arkansas.