A perennial trailing vine that is native to Mexico and Central America. It was originally used in root beer giving it, the traditional bite. Herbalists have used sarsapilla in traditional medicine for hundreds of years because of its medicinal properties, as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and toxin binding properties to purify the blood and treat skin conditions. Sarsaparilla is nutritious and contains Vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, and the minerals iron, manganese, sodium, silicon, sulfur, copper, Zinc, and iodine.
Used in the treatment of gout, psoriasis and other skin diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney disease. Also used with conventional drugs to treat leprosy and syphilis. It has been used to treat joint pain, headaches, colds, and sexual impotence. Studies done on sarsaparilla have isolated compounds responsible for its medicinal properties.
Not for long term use. People with kidney problems or diabetes should not take this
Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-viral, appetite suppressant, depurative and tonic.
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