May be used as a natural blood cleanser, and may support psoriasis relief.
Medicinally, sarsaparllla has been used for its tonic properties, and to treat fevers, chills and afflictions of the throat and chest. It was official in the United States Pharmacopea from 1820 to 1882 where it was classed as a stimulant, alterative and diaphoretic. Indiginous tribes of Central and South America used the root for physical weakness, sexual vigor, arthritic conditions, and skin afflictions. In European medicinal practice, the root was also used as a general body tonic and for arthritic complaints, but also for its diuretic and blood purifying properties. Modern research has focused on the blood-cleansing effects of the herb providing relief for those with psoriasis and acne - skin conditions for which toxins within the body may be largely responsible. Additionally, research has confirmed anti-inflammatory actions of the root justifying its traditional use for arthritis and joint pain.
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