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Sarsaparilla has a long history of use in herbal medicine systems around the world as a blood cleanser and for a wide variety of skin conditions.* For more information about sarsaparilla (Smilax officinalis), please refer to the Database File for Sarsaparilla in the Tropical Plant Database. To see pictures of sarsaparilla, click here.
Traditional Uses:* for psoriasis, dermatitis, leprosy, and other skin disorders; as a blood purifier and general detoxification aid; as a general tonic (tones, balances, strengthens), stimulant, and hormonal regulator; for arthritis, rheumatism and autoimmune disorders which cause inflammation; for syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseasesSuggested Use: This plant is best prepared as a decoction. Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Bring to a boil and gently boil in a covered pot for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and settle for 10 minutes and strain warm liquid into a cup (leaving the settled powder in the bottom of the pan). It is traditionally taken in 1 cup amounts 2-3 times daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal decoctions, see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.