Botanical name: Similax spp.,
Other names:
Family: Liliaceae
Part used: root
Taste (rasa): bitter (tikta), sweet (madhur), astringent (kasaya)
Action (karma): alterative, diuretic, antispasmodic
Dosage: 5-10 grams/day
Contraindications: None known
Its use is very similar to Indian sarsaparilla, Hemidismus indica

 

 

Skin: used to treat inflammation of the skin, psoriasis, dermatitis, urticaria and acne. Useful in burning sensation anywhere around the body. Can be used as a paste externally. Sarsaparilla is of benefit in STDs that involve heat.
Urinary: Treats urinary and kidney infections. Diuretic.
Arthritis: Indicated in hot, inflamed arthritis and chronic gout.

Skin: used to treat inflammation of the skin, psoriasis, dermatitis, urticaria and acne. Useful in burning sensation anywhere around the body. Can be used as a paste externally. Sarsaparilla is of benefit in STDs that involve heat.
Urinary: Treats urinary and kidney infections. Diuretic.
Arthritis: Indicated in hot, inflamed arthritis and chronic gout.

Ref: ‘Ayurvedic Medicine by Sebastian Pole; ‘Ayurvedic Pharmacology & Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants’ by Vaidya V.M. Gogte; ‘Yogi of Herbs’ by V. Lad & D. Frawley; ‘Herbs Are Special’ by Isabel Shipard.

Sarsaparilla, 50 grams

SKU: SARS050
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