Sarsaparilla Root, 1lb Wildcrafted, C/S | Mexico Smilax Medica Tea | India Hemidesmus indicus |

Sarsaparilla Root, 1lb Wildcrafted, C/S | Mexico Smilax Medica Tea | India Hemidesmus indicus |

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Type: Mexican Sarsaparilla Root.
Color: Brownish-Gray, Black.
Process: dry wildcrafted Smilax Medica Root.
Appearance: Small woody chips.
Scientific Name: Smilax aristolochiifolia
Origin: Mexico

Smilax aristolochiifolia, called Mexican Sarsaparilla, also known as Black Sarsaparilla, Smilax medical, and Smilax aristolochiaefoliais is a climbing vine that naturally grows in Southern Mexico, but is also distributed throughout South America, particularly in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize. The plant gets its name from the Spanish word Zarzaparrilla, which is constructed from Zarza and parrilla and means “shrub” and “little grapevine." The color of the roots ranges from brownish-gray to black

While the root is sometimes used in tea blends, it is traditionally used to produce liquid extracts for use in flavoring beverages, baked goods, and confections. Mexican Sarsaparilla pairs well with cinnamon, anise, ginger, licorice, and other warm spices.

Herbal Medicine: The root of Sarsaparilla has a long history of use as a blood cleanser and tonic. In 16th-century Europe, Mexican sarsaparilla root was considered standard therapy for arthritis, psoriasis, and other inflammatory disorders. Currently, there are many products in the USA with patents that describe the flavonoids in the herb as effective in countering autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.


Type: Indian Sarsaparilla Root.
Color: Brown.
Process: dry wildcrafted Hemidesmus indicus Root.
Appearance: Small woody chips.
Origin: India.

Indian Sarsaparilla is a South Asian shrub member of the Dogbane family that grows throughout most of India. The root of Sarsaparilla is widely used in Ayurveda, where it is designated as one of the Rasayana plants because it is rich in antioxidants.

The root is typically prepared as an infusion or decoction to make teas and syrups. The herb shares similar aromatic and flavor profiles with the Smilax species of Sarsaparilla, which most people identify with as the flavoring ingredient in root beer. Because they are sometimes used interchangeably, Indian Sarsaparilla is also called false Sarsaparilla.

In India, where the herb is known as Nannari, Indian sarsaparilla root is made into syrup and used to make a popular beverage called Nannari sarbath and Nannari sherbert, both of which are commonly sold by street vendors.


Our information on the use of this herb should never replace the care of a medical doctor. We are not medical professionals and are not claiming to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We are providing information for educational purposes only, based on common and publicly accessible historical information on the herb. You must be 18 years or older to purchase any herb from our store. We recommend that you educate yourself about the use of this herb before purchasing it.

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