Smilax ornata, also known as Jamaica Sarsaparilla is part of the Liliaceae plant family. Sarsaparilla originates from central
America, especially Costa Rica.
Botanical Name: Smilax ornata
Plant Family: Liliaceae
Common name: Jamaica Sarsaparilla, Red-bearded Sarsaparilla, Smilax medica
History: The word Sarsaparilla comes from the Spanish word Sarza meaning 'a bramble' and parilla, 'a vine'.Jamaica Sarsaparilla derived its name from being exported to Europe through Jamaica.
It was thought:
and the Fatty Acids:
Medicinal Parts Used: Root
Sarsaparilla is used for:
Bacterial and Viral Conditions
Respiratory Tract Conditions
The smoke of Sarsaparilla is used for:
Externally, Sarsaparilla is used for:
Do not use Sarsaparilla without first talking to your practitioner or healthcare provider if you are taking any of the following medications:
Global Herbal Supplies has Sarsaparilla available in the following forms:
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