Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Sarsaparilla Root
Botanical Name   Smilax, various species
System Affected   Rheumatism, gout, diuretic, hormones, hair, poison, eye
Properties   Remedy for Rheumatism & gout, ringworm, blood purifier Diuretic, colds, fever, makes persperation when taken hot Balances female and male hormones. Acts as male hormone, testosterone. aphrodisiac Scrofula, skin Hair growth hormone, acne, skin arthritis, ain (head, joints) strong poion antidote eyewash, gas
Description   root of evergreen shrub
Toxicity   none; root may be mixed w/ food
Dosage   1oz root boiled in 1 pint hot water once/2hr

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