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Sarsaparilla (Smilax ornata)

Definition:
Native to the Pacific coast of Mexico, sarsaparilla was used with sassafras to make root beer. Compounds in this herb promote the production of testosterone and progesterone while cleansing the blood of toxins. This herb is routinely included in formulas designed to balance hormones.

Applications:
Blood disorders, male and female hormonal imbalances, infertility, menopausal symptoms, joint aches, psoriasis, sexual dysfunction and skin problems.

Scientific Updates:
Clinical tests have discovered antibiotic attributes in sarsaparilla primarily due to its saponin content. Sarsaparilla also has strong diuretic capabilities and dramatically lowers the urea content of the blood.184 Chinese research has found that as a tonic, sarsaparilla has value in that it can help rejuvenate the nerves, blood and glands. In Mexico, South America and China, the herb is used to treat infertility.

Complementary Agents:
Saw palmetto, licorice, damiana, ginseng, kelp, squaw vine, black cohosh, red raspberry, bee pollen, bee propolis, vitamin E, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, folic acid, calcium/magnesium, zinc and marine lipids.

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