SARSAPARILLA (Smilax officinalis) aka - Honduras Sarsaparilla
The Sarsaparilla plant (Spanish zarza, ‘bramble,’ and parilla, ‘little vine’) is native to the Pacific coast from Mexico all the way south to Peru. Sarsaparilla alone or combined with Sassafras is the herb from which root beer is made of. Sarsaparilla bark and root help the body produce greater amounts of the anabolic (without oxygen) hormones: Testosterone, which is a hormone that induces hair growth and Progesterone, a hormone that is normally produced by the ovaries in the female and cortisone. Sarsaparilla is a blood-purifying herb for nitrogen-based waste products such as uric acid. It is used as a treatment for liver problems, rheumatism, and hormonal excesses. It is also known as an excellent antidote for poison and is beneficial for skin ailments such as psoriasis, and eczema. Sarsaparilla also stimulates breathing when congestion occurs.
- Primary Uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Sarsaparilla can provide relief for: • Blood Impurities • Hormonal Imbalances • Glandular Problems • Gout • Inflammation • Joint Pain • Psoriasis, Eczema