sarsparilla


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Related to sarsparilla: sarsaparilla root, sassafras, Smilax ornata

sarsparilla (särˈ·sp·riˑ·l),

n Latin name:
Smilax officinalis; part used: root; uses: antiinflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal, antibiotic, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, carminative, diuretic, antipyretic; precautions: may cause gastrointestinal upset. Historically used to make root beer, a common soft drink in the United States. Also called
salsaparrilha, khao yen, saparna, smilace, smilax, zarzaparilla, and
jupicanga.
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Contains: Water, honey, ginseng, schizandra, sarsparilla, ginger, liquorice.
They can shop in the general store, needlepoint, basket, spice, candle and crafts shops; have a sarsparilla in Lil's Saloon; and get their photos taken in gunfighter or dancehall-girl garb.
If you took him a bundle of rags you would get a balloon or a glass of sarsparilla - a bit like Doctor Dan''s in the old Market Hall.
Internal blends of herbs such as Sarsparilla and Burdock are thought of as "blood purifiers" and will reduce skin inflammation.