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SARSAPARILLA

SARSAPARILLA, Ichnocarpus fruitescens
Parts used: Root
Constituents: Sapogenins, glycosides, essential oil, beta-sitosterol, resin, sugar, fat
 
Actions Indications
Alterative

Tonic
Diuretic
Blood-cleansing
Diaphoretic
Carminative
Anti-inflammatory
Venereal/skin diseases, herpes, +Hypericum, Gentian. Epilepsy, insanity, chronic nervous diseases, debility, turbid urine, colds, catarrhal problems
Balances testosterone and tones the sexual organs, impotence
Infections of urinary tract, Arthritis, rheumatism, gout +Burdock
And +Yellow Dock, Cleavers, and Burdock for psoriasis
Fevers
Abdominal distension, intestinal gas, flatulence
Saponin binds to endotoxin; increases clearance psoriasis, arthritis

Externally, as a wash for genital sores, herpes, scrofula, scabies, ringworm
 
Herbal extract, 25-60mL per week

Energetics: slightly cooling, very dry, bitter, sweet. Dosha: VP-K=
Meridians: liver, stomach, kidneys
Contraindications: None
 
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