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Sarsaparilla Extract

Also known as

Hemidesmus indicus (Indian), Anatamul, Country Sarsaparilla, False Sarsaparilla, Sarivadvaya, Magrabu, Sarsaparilla, and Beer Root.

Introduction

This species of sarsaparilla grows in India and Ceylon. Though historically used for medicine, by 1911, it had fallen into disuse and for decades was thought of as nothing more than a beverage. Modern science suggests that some of the constituents in sarsaparilla may indeed be useful in medicine.

Constituents

Coumarins, Starch, Tannic acid, Phenols, Tannins, Glucose, Iron, Magnesium, Saraponins.

Parts Used

Root

Typical Preparations

Root decoction as a tea or beverage, and seldom found in capsules and extracts.

Summary

After a long period of disrepute as a bogus cure, sarsaparilla is once again receiving serious consideration in the world of medicine.

Precautions

Excessive use may cause intestinal discomfort. Not recommended for use while pregnant. Not recommended for long term use.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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