Sarsaparilla Root is one of the most healing herbs around… and Sarsaparilla has been used for healing for a very long time (thousands of years). It grows in many regions of the world but it’s most prevalent in India and Sri Lanka.
The roots, stems, and leaves can be used and made into a tea which is a great blood detoxing agent that works well for gout, skin problems, and even arthritis.
Sarsaparilla contains lots of antioxidants and coumarin to prevent cardiovascular events, great plant sterols, and glycosides too. It also contains saponins, resveratrol, steroids, sisosterol-d-glucoside, isoastilbin, kaempherol, parillin, eucyrphin, ferulic acid, caffeoyl-shikimic acids, and many more powerful plant healing compounds.
Sarsaparilla is a great way to get rid of inflammation, and also helps with dry flaking skin, psoriasis, rashes, and other skin irritations. Sarsaparilla also contains hormones that stimulate hair growth so it might help you with hair loss… and thus create a more youthful look.
It also soothes the GI tract helping with gas, distention of the abdomen, spasms, plus it’s a good astringent agent for healing inflamed mucus membranes and helps with diarrhea.
In Ayurvedic Medicine Sarsaparilla or Anantamul Root works well for excess fire or heat, thus it also soothes the nerves and helps to free the mind of anxiety and irritability. In India Sarsaparilla called “Eternal Root” and Sarsaparilla has a very sweet flavor and sweet smell that’s great tasting. And Sarsaparilla has long been used for creating carbonated fountain drinks because the syrup is very sweet and can also be made into ice cream and sherbet. You probably remember old cowboy movies where they would ask for a Sarsaparilla at the bar.
Sarsaparilla is also a good diuretic that gets rid of excess water build up in the body by increasing urine output by up to 4 times.
And Sarsaparilla is soothing to all mucus membranes similar to slippery elm and thus it’s a good demulcent for healing irritation of the body. And because of Sarsaparilla demulcent abilities it also helps with bladder and urethral inflammation… and even helps with kidney and uterine inflammation.
Sarsaparilla detoxes the liver and it also increases the flow of bile from the gallbladder… making it great for detoxing the body in general. Sarsaparilla also increases sperm production and promotes increased testosterone production thus helping with infertility and libido.
And studies show that Sarsaparilla also works well as an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent healing infections. And it also helps with Thrush and other similar diseases. Plus it can be used for treating autoimmune disease, bronchitis, asthma, and other respiratory conditions… and there are no side effects to Sarsaparilla.
You can find Sarsaparilla in capsules, powders, syrups, and more… and you can order it on-line or ask for it at your local health food store.
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