sarsaparilla


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sar·sa·pa·ril·la

(sar'sā-pă-ril'ă), Avoid the misspelling sarsparilla.
The dried root of Smilax aristolochiaefolia (Mexican sarsaparilla), S. regelii (Honduras sarsaparilla), S. febrifuga (Ecuadorian sarsaparilla), or of undetermined species of Smilax (family Liliaceae), a thorny vine widely distributed throughout the tropic and semitropic world; it has been used in treatments of psoriasis, gout, rheumatism, and syphilis, and popularly as a "blood purifier" and in a soft drink.
[Sp. zarza, a bramble]

sarsaparilla

(sas″(ă-)pă-ril′ă)
A vine (Smilax officinalis) that produces a berry used to make root beer. Extracts from the plant contain antioxidants used for many traditional remedies, including treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis, and sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis and herpes simplex.
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Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla Whiskey features old-fashioned sarsaparilla root (similar to root beer) that blends naturally with the dried fruit and oak barrel notes, resulting in a satiny smooth whiskey.
One thing that's certain is that Cardiff's Morgan Arcade will never be quite the same and as Cardiffians still talk about the famed sarsaparilla shop so will they be talking about the Capital bookshop for years to come.
The great beauty of the superiority of this Sarsaparilla over all other medicines is, that while it eradicates the disease, it invigorates the body .
Take your pick from the likes of tongue-tingling sarsaparilla tablets, Jesmona black bullets, cough candy, pear drops and cherry lips.
He can make a variety like sarsaparilla in an afternoon that will be drinkable in a day or two.
At home, at night--I burn a lantern low bellyache for sunburn and sky-- dream of fishing and sarsaparilla.
A full chapter is devoted to sarsaparilla and sassafras, old remedies in a new country, and includes true and false sarsaparilla and the search for sassafras.
Behind, doily-clad shelves held glass jars of sweets and brightly-coloured cordials - lime, blackcurrant, sarsaparilla, dandelion and burdock, to name a few.
She covers first impressions and improvisations by arriving European settlers; remedies from the bush; sarsaparilla and sassafras; xanthorrhoea the grass-tree medicine; floral emissaries; bush beverages; bush tucker bugs; medicinal and toxic honeys; uniquely Australian flowers, flavors, and fragrance; the aromatic export sandalwood; and the famous Australian gum tree.
Try blood-purifying herbs including red clover, dandelion, burdock and sarsaparilla - these help eliminate toxins in the bloodstream which appear to trigger inflammation.
Among other attractions, visitors will be able to enjoy crumbly cheese from Cheshire, delicious lamb from North Wales, Sarsaparilla from Lancashire, and coffee from Birkenhead, courtesy of Adams & Russell, Wirral's only coffee roaster.
We spent our pocket money on half-penny buns and a bottle of sarsaparilla, and set forth one Saturday morning.