Iahas-Jamaican Sarsaparilla

Jamaican Sarsaparilla


Jamaican Sarsaparilla Scientific Name

Smilax ornata

Jamaican Sarsaparilla Other Names

English: Sarsaparilla, Red-Bearded sarsaparilla, Honduran sarsaparilla and Jamaican sarsaparilla
Spanish: Zarzaparrillash

What is Jamaican Sarsaparilla?

Jamaican Sarsaparilla is a vine in which the roots are used to create the medicine. The herb (groupings of vine roots) has a wide range of uses including treating skin disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, syphilis and leprosy. In food processing, Sarsaparilla is used to add flavor to foods, beverages, and pharmaceuticals.

Common forms of Jamaican Sarsaparilla

Leaves, Stem, Root

Jamaican Sarsaparilla is commonly used for:

  • Preventing tumor
  • Easing cough
  • Avoiding cold
  • Easing arthritis and swollen joints
  • Relieving itchy skin
  • Preventing toe fungus
  • Decreasing inflammation

Jamaican Sarsaparilla Dosage

Liquid Extract: 3-6ml of 1:2 liquid extract per day or as prescribed.
Tincture: 1-2ml tincture 3 times a day or as prescribed.
Root Powder: 1-4g dried root 3 times a day or as prescribed.

Jamaican Sarsaparilla Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Exposure to Sarsaparilla root dust can cause runny nose and the symptoms of asthma.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Due to lack of scientific testing, avoid Sarsaparilla during pregnancy.
Children: Not known.
If you have kidney problems, avoid taking Sarsaparilla because it can make your kidney disease worse.

Where to Buy Jamaican Sarsaparilla in US?

Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

Popular posts like this

Reader Interactions

Do you want to learn more? Ask us! OR Do you know more about this topic? Educate us.