Sarsaparilla may be known by many other names including – Indian Sarsaparilla, Jamaican Sarsaparilla, Brown Sarsaparilla, Zarzaparrilla, Anantamool, Bamboo Briar, Red-Bearded Sarsaparilla, Khao Yen, Saparna, Jupicanga, Maahali,Nannari Root & Coclmeca.Sarsaparilla is a woody, tuberous, climbing vine, native to the tropical rainforests of South America and can be found growing in the Caribbean, Asia, Australia and is also now cultivated in parts of India.
The name sarsaparilla comes from the Spanish word ‘sarza’ meaning ‘a bramble’, and ‘parilla’, a vine. The Spanish discovered sarsaparilla during their expeditions of the ‘new world’, and when it was brought back to Europe around 1563 where it quickly became used as a treatment for syphilis. The indigenous tribes of South America used it for treating skin complaints and for expelling parasites from the body. Culpeper says ‘It
helps all manner of aches in the sinews or joints, all running sores in the legs, phlegmatic swellings, tetters, or ringworms and all manner of spots and foulness of the skin.’ It may be useful for the treatment of psoriasis, dermatitis and for fertility.
Sarsparilla supports the production of anabolic hormones, one of which is testosterone. It also supports nerve tissue which is sometimes an issue in infertility.
1:3 Alcohol Volume 45%. Take 10 – 15 drops 2 x daily.