Sarsaparilla – Herbs For Alternative Medicine


Claims and Common Uses:

  • General tonic and blood purifier
  • Mild diuretic
  • Used in the treatment of psoriasis due to its endotoxin-binding action.
  • Relieves swelling and soreness of rheumatism and arthritis
  • May enhance physical performance
  • Beneficial for urinary problems

Parts Used: Root

Preparations: Dried root, liquid and solid extract

Side Effects and Warnings of Sarsaparilla:

  • May cause irritation of mucous membranes (throat, intestines)
  • May interfere with absorption of simultaneously administered drugs
  • Do not take large doses for long periods of time