Sarsaparilla – smilax ornata.
Sarsaparilla has been used for a variety of indications such as skin complaints (especially psoriasis), as a blood cleanser/detoxifier and to treat rheumatism.
Such benefits are mostly associated with the herb’s anti-inflammatory and diuretic activity, and an apparent ability to bind to toxins.
primary active(s): saponins, sterols
contraindications: None noted.