It has likely been used for thousands of years by indigenous tribes of South America but was first introduced to Europe near the end of the Dark Ages.
Since it was first introduced to the Western world, sarsaparilla has been used to treat gout, gonorrhea, open wounds, arthritis, cough, fever, hypertension, pain, a lack of sexual desire, indigestion, and even certain forms of cancer. Europeans used the root to encourage sweating and urination as well as to purify blood, a common practice during the Dark Ages. During the 1800s, sarsaparilla was on the books in both Europe and the young United States for its blood purifying properties and recommended as a treatment for the sexually transmitted condition syphilis.
Sarsaparilla is a herb with a wide range of uses, though it is commonly known for its uses for sexual impotence, rheumatism, skin ailments, and as a general tonic for physical weakness.
It is a great blood cleanser, hence why indicated for skin conditions.
It reduces bacterial and fungal infections, as well as helping to reduce pain. It is reduce fevers, protect the liver and boost the immune system.
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