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SARSAPARILLA
Smilex officinalis

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PROPERTIES/ACTIONS:
Anti-inflammatory, Anti-rheumatic, Androgenic, Hormonal Steroidal, Stomachic, Aphrodisiac, Stimulant, Febrifuge, Diaphoretic, Tonic

COMMON NAMES:
Sarsaparilla, Smilace, Smilax, Zarzaparilla

PHYTOCHEMICALS:
Aluminum, Beta-sitosterol, Calcium, Cetyl-alcohol, Chromium, Cobalt, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Parillin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Resin, Saponin, Sarasaponin, Sarsaparilloside, Sarsaponin, Sarsasapogenin, Selenium, Silicon, Smilasaponin, Zinc

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Alcohol free extract

NATURES ANSWER SARSAPARILLA ROOT 1 OZicon

Sarsaparilla has been considered an excellent blood purifier since ancient times, when it was first used to treat syphilis. It cleanses and purifies the system. Used alone or synergistically with other healing herbs, it is an effective treatment for psoriasis, eczema, allergic dermatitis and other skin disorders.

The natural steroidal glycosides found in Sarsaparilla, have made it popular with body-builders as an alternative to anabolic steriods for increasing muscle mass. It promotes good circulation, balances the glandular sytem, stimulates metabolism and the production of natural hormones.

Sarsaparilla contains many different saponins. These chemical compounds commonly occur in plants that are known for their immune stimulating properties. This herb is used worldwide for its efficiacy in treating an array of conditions. Among those are: gout, arthritis, digestive disturbances, fevers, liver, kidney and bladder disorders, as well as skin conditions. Sarsaparilla has a high vitamin and mineral content. As a tonic, it increases vitality and virility.

HERBAL DEFINITION:
Diaphoretics:
Herbs which promote perspiration.

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