The beneficial phytochemicals in the root of the sarsaparilla plant have been shown to have:
anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and skin and joint healing effects.
The root of the sarsaparilla plant for treating joint problems like arthritis
skin problems like psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
The root is good for its “blood-purifying” properties.
Sarsaparilla contains a wealth of plant chemicals thought to have a beneficial effect on the human body. Chemicals known as saponins might help reduce joint pain and skin itching, and also kill bacteria. Other chemicals may be helpful in reducing inflammation and protecting the liver from damage. It is important to note that human studies for these claims are either very old or lacking. The studies referenced below used the individual active components in this plant, individual cell studies, or mice studies. While the results are very intriguing, human studies are needed to support the claims.
- Psoriasis, scaly skin issues
- calms Itching
- recommended for clients with folliculitis to educe bacteria that may end up as Acne Necrotica
- anti Microbial
The antimicrobial activity of sarsaparilla has been documented in recent studies. One paper looked at the activity of over 60 different phenolic compounds isolated from sarsaparilla. Researchers tested these compounds against six types of bacteria and one fungus. The study found 18 compounds that demonstrated antimicrobial effects against the bacteria and one against the fungus.
1 teaspoon per 16 oz shake to manage and control skin issues
Sarsaparilla may interact with certain medications. It can increase the ability of your body to absorb other drugs. Call your doctor right away if you experience any side effects while taking sarsaparilla. Not safe for pregnant women unless reviewed by a physician.