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Sarsaparrilla Root
(Smilax officinalis) aka - Honduras Sarsaparilla

The Sarsaparilla plant (Spanish zarza, ‘bramble’, and parilla, ‘little vine’) is native from the Pacific coast of Mexico south to Peru. Sarsaparilla, alone, or with sassafras 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, and hormonal imbalances. It is also known as an excellent antidote for poison. It is beneficial for skin ailments such as psoriasis, and eczema. Sarsaparilla also animates breathing when congestion occurs and helps purify the blood. Sarsaparilla stimulates metabolism, aids digestion, and improves the appetite. It has been used to help with gas and edema. It also works as an anti-inflammatory by increasing circulation to rheumatic joints and helps relieve arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.

Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Sarsaparilla may provide relief for:

• Arthritis/Aches/Pains
• Blood Purifier
• Eczema
• Female/Male Hormones
• Glandular Problems
• Hormonal Imbalance
• Inflammation
• Skin Diseases/Psoriasis

Sarsaparrilla Root

  • Properties: Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-septic, Aromatic, Blood Purifier, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Febrifuge, Stimulant Primary nutrients: Copper, iodine, iron, manganese, silicon, sodium, Vitamins A, B-Complex, and C, zinc
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