Sarsaparilla root is a plant that is native to Central and South America. It has a long history of use as a traditional herbal remedy, and is often used to make beverages, such as sarsaparilla root beer. The root of the plant is typically dried and ground into a powder, which can be used to make teas or tinctures.
Some people believe that sarsaparilla root has a number of potential health benefits, including helping to reduce inflammation and supporting the immune system. However, it is important to note that the effectiveness of sarsaparilla root for these purposes has not been scientifically proven.
Botanical Name: hemidesmus indicus
Also known as: Smilax ornata, Honduran sarsaparilla, Jamaican sarsaparilla