Also known as
Hemidesmus indicus, Indian sarsaparilla
Indian sarsaparilla is an aromatic shrub with meaty roots that produce a savory-sweet taste when chewed or brewed into tea. Indian sarsaparilla is a popular & tastier version of the Southern American sarsaparillas.
Lupeol, hemidesmine, saponin, sitosterol, α-amyrin, β-amyrin, volatile oil,
Cut & sifted roots
Sarsaparilla brews a tasty & healthy tea with a cleansing tonic action. Recommended 2-4 grams or 1-2 teaspoon tea. Sarsaparilla makes a very tasty base note for tea blends and goes well with sassafras & other aromatics.
Sarsaparilla root is a delicious herbal tonic most known for its use as the main ingredient for the drink of the same name: Sarsaparilla. The root has been used for venereal disease, to increase the appetite, as a diuretic, & as a general health tonic or panacea.
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