The Sarsaparilla plant (Spanish zarza, ‘bramble’, and parilla, ‘little vine’) is native to the pacific coast from Mexico south to Peru. Sarsaparilla alone or with sassafras added are the herbs from which root beer is made. Sarsaparilla bark and root aid the body in producing a greater amount of the anabolic (without oxygen) hormones, testosterone, which is a hormone that will induce hair to grow, progesterone, a hormone that is normally produced by the ovaries in the female and cortisone. It is a blood-purifying herb for nitrogen-based waste products such as uric acid. Sarsaparilla is used as a treatment for liver problems, rheumatism, hormone excesses and skin disorders. It is also known as an excellent antidote for poison.
Sarsaparilla Root (Smilax officinalis)
- Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Sarsaparilla Root can provide relief for: • Blood Purifier • Female/Male Hormones • Gout • Hot Flashes • Joint Aches • Skin Diseases