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Sarsaparilla, Indian Root

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Sarsaparilla Root C/S

Also Known As –Sarsaparilla,  Hemidesmus indicus (Indian) and Beer Root.

Wild Crafted- India

Overview – Hindu materia medica called this plant and Ichnocarpus fructescens under the name 'Sarivadvaya'. They are often used together and considered as similar. Many synonyms are mentioned in the literature. Under the name 'Nanari' it is much used in south India. It is considered as a substitute of 'Sarsaparilla'. Various kinds of 'ushbah' were mentioned Mohammedans physicians. It also founds in other systems of medicine.

Medicinal Uses – Sarsaparilla Root has long enjoyed a reputation as tonic, alterative, demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic and blood purifier. It is employed in nutritional disorders, syphilis, chronic rheumatism, gravel and other urinary diseases and skin affections. It is administered in the form of powder, infusion or decoction as syrup. It is also an ingredient of several medicinal preparations. It is used as a substitute for Sarsaparilla (from Smilax sp.) and employed as a vehicle for potassium iodide and for purposes for which Sarsaparilla is used.

Other Uses – A syrup is made from the roots is used as a flavoring agent and in the preparation of a sherbet, which is reported to have cooling properties.

Parts Used – The root is the portion that is used in medicinal herbal remedies.

Precautions – Sarsaparilla should not be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Excessive amounts may cause stomach upset. If you take blood-thinning medications, do not take this herb. Men with prostate problems should not use. People with kidney problems or diabetes should use with caution. It may make some medications more effective or potent so be sure to let your physician know before you take this herb.

Preparation and Dosage - A standard dosage of sarsaparilla is to take an extract or tea two or three times per day. For herbal tea, add 1 to 4 grams of dried root to 1 cup of hot water and steep for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid before drinking. The tea can also be used topically for skin problems or as a compress.

  • For extract, the standard dosage is 2 to 3 teaspoons of extract. For capsules, follow the directions on the label.

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