Smilax Medica (sarsaparilla) root has extensive medicinal uses. As the traditional medicine, it is used to treat leprosy, tumors, cancer, psoriasis and rheumatism It is also used as tonic for anemia and skin diseases. It is reported to have anti-inflammatory, testosterogenic, aphrodisiac and progesterogenic effects. Therefore, sarsaparilla roots are often promoted as male rejuvenator but is also very beneficial for women. Not only that but it was used to build lean body mass by some gym enthusiasts. Also it is believed to improve digestion and arouse appetite. Natives in New Guinea use the stem of sarsaparilla as treatment for toothache. Sarsaparilla is used for helping with psoriasis and other skin diseases, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and kidney disease; for increasing urination to reduce fluid retention; and for increasing sweating. Sarsaparilla is also used for treating leprosy and for syphilis.
Mexican and Honduran sarsaparillas are used for treating gonorrhea, fevers, and digestive disorders.
In manufacturing, sarsaparilla is used as a flavoring agent in foods and beverages.
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Mexican Sarsaparilla (smilex medica)
2 oz per bag
Insturctions: Boil spring water then after you turn off the heat add 1 or 1&1/2 teaspoons to 8 FL oz of water. Let steep for 30 minutes add agave for sweetner.
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