Botanical Name: Smilax ornata
Sarsaparilla, native to the Caribbean, South America and Central America is a perennial climbing vine with sharp thorns up to ½ inch long, semi-woody stems and heart-shaped leaves. The root was used for centuries by indigenous people around the world, for treating joint problems such as arthritis, and for healing skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis*.
Sarsaparilla is commonly used as a flavoring for drinks, especially root beer. It can be infused, made into syrup, or used as a tincture.
Sarsaparilla Root C/S
No known precautions. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.