Organic Jamaican Sarsaparilla
Cut and Sifted Jamaican Power Plant,
Kosher, Non irradiated, Non-GMO,
for Hot Tea and Cold Beverages
Botanical name: Smilax regelii Killip & C.V. Morton
Organic Sarsaparilla Cut and Sifted
Sarsaparilla is a plant. The root is used to make medicine. Sarsaparilla is used for treating psoriasis and other skin diseases, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and kidney disease; for increasing urination to reduce fluid retention; and for increasing sweating.
Sarsaparilla has shown activity against harmful bacteria and other microorganisms that have invaded the body. Though it may not work as well as modern day antibiotics and antifungals, it has been used for centuries to treat major illnesses like leprosy and syphilis. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterium. Leprosy is another devastating infection caused by bacteria.
A recent study showed that sarsaparilla had anticancer properties in cell lines of multiple types of cancers and in mice. Preclinical studies in breast cancer tumors and liver cancer have also shown the antitumor properties of sarsaparilla. More research is needed to find out if sarsaparilla can be used in cancer prevention and treatment.
Sarsaparilla has also shown protective effects on the liver. Research conducted in rats with liver damage found that compounds rich in flavonoids from sarsaparilla was able to reverse damage to the liver and help it function at its best.
Sarsaparilla is used in herbal mixes to act as a “synergist.” In other words, it’s thought that the saponins found in sarsaparilla increase the bioavailability and absorption of other herbs.
It is traditionally used in cordials and tonics and can be prepared as a hot tea or cold beverage. It has a root beer-like flavor with hints of vanilla, wintergreen and licorice
- anti Cancer
- Improving the bioavailability of other supplements
- Protecting the liver
To prepare as a tea, add 1 tsp of herb to 8 oz. water in a pot. Cover and simmer for 15-30 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
How to Make Sarsaparilla Tea
- Pour one cup of boiling water (approximately 240 mL) over one teaspoon of powder/chopped roots (approximately 2 g) or tea bag.
- Let it steep for 20-30 minutes.
- Strain the tea and serve.
Sarsaparilla seems safe for most people when used as a medicine. It might cause stomach irritation, especially when used in larger amounts.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of sarsaparilla during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
- Asthma: Exposure to sarsaparilla root dust can cause runny nose and the symptoms of asthma.
- Kidney disease: Sarsaparilla might make kidney disease worse. Avoid sarsaparilla if you have kidney problems.
CAUTION: If pregnant, nursing, suffering from any medical condition, or taking medication, consult a health care practitioner before use. Avoid eyes and mucous membranes. Test before use. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.
- Store in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
EXPIRATION DATE: April, 2024
Active Compounds: Saponins, flavonoids, beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, kaempferol, resveratrol, quercetin.
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