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Sarsaparilla
Smilax ornata
1:3 Ethanol/Distilled H2O Spagyric Tincture of organic Smilax ornata root, with purified salt principle added.
Planetary Influence: Jupiter

Physical Properties:
Always an intriguing one… much anecdotal evidence has accumulated over the years of it being an aphrodisiac, or sexual tonic, and indeed I have felt it to be so at times. In TCM it has been used to cure erectile dysfunction, and it has been found to have testostermomimetic effects thereby increases testosterone. It is antiseptic, antipruritic (relieves itching), anti-rheumatic (reduces arthritis), anti-inflammatory and a digestive tonic – having the ability to strengthen a weakened digestive system where bloating, rumbling and gaseousness occour. It helps purify the liver and this is reflected externally in its ability to purify the skin, clearing acne and reducing psoriasis and eczema. Sarsaparilla is an alterative which means it slowly adjusts the system to be more optimal, it helps with food assimilation and carries this through to optimizing muscle gain and mass along with its testosterone anabolic effect. It has also been found to decrease the growth, invasion and migration of cancer cells.

Emotional/Spiritual:
This Sarsaparilla is truly luscious, in a deep masculine way, and/or in a way that encourages the one’s masculine side to connect in deep love to the Earth. One feels this sweet unfurling of their being across the landscapes of mother Earth, two snakes weave together, you sink deep into your being, the spine straightens, the body is smoothed and bolstered. The depth of one’s path is accepted with resolve and strength bestowed and found therein. Sarsaparilla has enabled me to witness where just action is and where it wants to unfold, thence infused, the ‘right’ way takes on its sweet allure, true nobleness stirs in ones being and we step out into the path with steady fire in our eyes. Sarsaparilla gifts us with a purification of our emotions, helping us release the more ‘childish’ aspects of our relating to grow in to full and healthy commitments to the paths and people close to us. It is an excellent herb for people who wish to alchemise selfishness in their relationship, easing drama, codependency, and moodiness to shift the relationship into greater fruiting and the good of all. It will also help one find and express one’s deeper desires to their lover – perhaps also purifying or even ejecting other desires along the way, as one sees that they are no longer meaningful or wanted in the grand scheme of things.

Recommended Doseage: 5-7 drops 1-3 times per day. 

Cautions/Contraindications:
-Proceed with caution if you have kidney diseases.
- Digoxin (Lanoxin). Sarsaparilla can increase the amount of Digoxin that one’s bodies absorbs, thus increase the effects and side effects of the drug – including making the heart beat faster.
-Lithium. Sarsaparilla can increase the amount of Lithium your body retains, thus if you are taking Lithium pills, proceed with caution.

 

Sarsaparilla Root