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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The low down: "Many claims are made about ginseng, sarsparilla etc but there is little scientific evidence that they have any real health benefits," says Penny Hunking.
First Call is an all-natural hangover treatment made up of artichoke and sarsparilla concentrated into a capsule.
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