Smilax Glabra: Sarsaparilla
Smooth Greenbrier Rhizome
Latin Name: Smilacis Glabrae Rhizoma
Smilax is a medicinal herb that is used to support immune health. Common names are Sarsaparilla, Jamaican Sarsaparilla, China root, Rhizoma Smilacis Glabrae and Tu Fu Ling.
Smilax is rich in vitamins A, C, D, and B-complex as well as minerals such as chromium, cobalt, zinc, and silicon. It is often used as a blood purifier and diuretic, flushing out toxins from within the body.
In traditional Chinese medicine, Smilax is used for cold sores, shingles, genital herpes, syphilis, dermatitis and to reduce fevers. Smilax contains anti-microbial compounds such as falcarinol and panaxydol which helps protect the body from bacteria, viral, and fungal infections.
Laboratory studies have shown that this herb has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. Historically this herb has been used as a treatment for syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes simplex viruses. In addition to, Smilax Glabra has also been used in the treatment of cancer, mercury poisoning, acute bacterial dysentery, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Smilax Glabra Rhizome (SGR) was shown to modulate immunity, protect against liver injury, lower blood glucose and suppress cancer.”
In particular cases Smilax helps to relieve painful, irregular menstruation and to treat fibroids and cysts that may develop in the ovaries. In addition to, Smilax stimulates the production of sex hormones and supports hormonal balance in the body.
Smilax has been used for centuries as a healing agent to help with multiple health issues and treatments.
Sarsaparilla is one of the key ingredients in our best selling Remedy Herbal Extract Formula.