Sarsaparilla, Smilax ornata, is the major flavoring found in old-fashioned root beer. It is a mild bittersweet herb used for strengthening the liver, purifying the blood, and balancing the glands. It helps relieve arthritic pains and clear skin conditions. It has a hormonal balancing action, possibly due to its action on gut bacteria.
No known warnings.
This can be taken as a decoction, tincture, glycerite, or capsules.