Sabalis serrulatae fructus


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of saw palmetto fruit. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing saw palmetto fruit.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing saw palmetto fruit. For practical information about using saw palmetto fruit medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Sabalis serrulatae fructus
English common name Saw Palmetto Fruit
Botanical name Serenoa repens (W.Bartram) Small (syn. Sabal serrulata (Michx.) Schult.f.)
Therapeutic area
Urinary tract and genital disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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