Smilax medica, also known as Sarsaparilla, is a perennial shrub belonging to the Smilacaceae fami...
Smilax medica, also known as Sarsaparilla, is a perennial shrub belonging to the Smilacaceae family. It is commonly referred to as gray sarsaparilla or Mexican sarsaparilla and is native to Central America, but also grows in India, where it is known as Anantamool.
Parts Used: Root Certified Organic Country of Origin: India
Uses and Benefits:
Sarsaparilla has a long history of use for skin health and detoxification. In Indian traditional medicine, it has been used by folk healers to address women's health issues, and the root has been used for centuries to relieve inflammation.
Steroidal saponins found in Sarsaparilla root are believed to contribute to its use for promoting healthy skin and balancing hormones. Today, Sarsaparilla is widely used to address women's health issues and is also popular globally for its detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties.
The name Sarsaparilla means a small bushed vine, from the Spanish words “zarza” (bush), “parra” (vine), and “illa” (small).
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