Plant Based Diet
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By | June 6th, 2012 | Modified - December 18th, 2014

Sarsaparilla is Used to Detoxify the Blood

Sarsaparilla Benefits - Detoxify The Blood
Sarsaparilla Benefits – Detoxify The Blood

Herbalists use sarsaparilla to clean the blood and to treat skin conditions. Sarsaparilla is a vine-like woody plant, which is indigenous to Central and South America, and the Caribbean Islands. Sarsaparilla contains vitamins A, B-complex, C and D, also the minerals iron, manganese, sodium, silicon, sulfur, copper, Zinc, and iodine.

Detoxification | Anti-inflammatory

Sarsaparilla has detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties, and contains saponins which act as a diuretic and it is used to promote healthy kidney functioning by stimulating detoxification through forced urination.

Sarsaparilla binds with toxins and is used to improve liver and blood functioning. Sarsaparilla is also used for its anti-inflammatory properties to treat conditions like arthritis, edema, hepatitis, jaundice, rheumatism, and other blood conditions, and is also known to increase the excretion of uric acid, which makes it an effective in the treatment of urinary tract infections.


Skin Health

Sarsaparilla is used as a detox herb to treat skin conditions such abscesses, acne, boils, psoriasis, and other skin conditions. Sarsaparilla is a diaphoretic and promotes sweating and is used to cleanse the skin since the components sarsaparilla bind with toxins in the skin which are then sweated out of the body.

I used sarsaparilla and burdock root as blood, kidney, liver cleansers. Herbalists often use sarsaparilla and burdock root together.

Sarsaparilla benefits helped strengthen my herbal cleanse and helped make my transition to a plant based diet highly successful. Sarsaparilla benefits helped rejuvenate my healthy living.

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I obtained a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and have studied social work. I am a web designer/developer and I enjoy boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and my plant based diet supports all that I do. Eating a plant based diet and exercising is a great way to achieve healthy living. ~ Natural Life Energy

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  • tania says:

    Hi, I have a question as well. I am currently on thyroxine as I had a total thyroidectemy some 4 years ago. As such my metabolic rate is rather slow including perspiring and really miss sweating a lot.

    My question is, will sarsaparilla intervene with other supplements I am taking. Evening primrose, calcium mag and vitamin b? I feel bloated at times and indigestion seems to be an issue.

    Pls advise.

  • Deer Fields says:

    Hi. I have been a vegan 33 years and mostly raw. I have a little bit of psoriasis. It is sooo much better since I became a vegan. Still, break outs do happen. So I read about sarsaparilla for getting rid of psoriasis possibly forever and was taking it in my green breakfast smoothies daily. BUT, upon visiting the doctor, he said my LDL were very high at 135, up from 190 in 2011. Could it be sarsaparilla? Could it be my almost daily intake of coconut butter? I do not consume any oils except coconut which I have stopped since hearing from the doctor. Just do not know what to do now.

    • Aqiyl says:

      It is definitely not sarsaparilla that raised your LDL. Sarsaparilla doesn’t contain any cholesterol to raise your LDL. How are you getting your sarsaparilla, through herbs are some sort of drink? If it is through a drink, check for what else is mixed in the drink. Is your coconut butter pure coconut butter? I haven’t been consuming much coconut oil but even when I did my cholesterol levels were really low and the only cholesterol in my system was basically from what my body produced. (I didn’t eat coconut butter though) I think starting with removing the coconut butter form your diet for now is a good place to start and in a month or two get your cholesterol levels rechecked. If you were eating the coconut butter to help your psoriasis I would suggest buying some pure shea butter and applying that to your skin. Pure shea butter is excellent. It needs to be pure and not the processed stuff you find in most stores. I would also suggest doing and herbal cleanse to clean your liver and kidneys to help them to be stronger in removing the toxins the toxins you are susceptible to that is causing your psoriasis. Order shea butter on this page: , and check out the cleanses here:

      • Deer Fields says:

        Thank you for your response! I am doing just that, eliminating coconut oil and butter totally. And I am happily taking sarsaparilla! And I use shea on my face every evening. Will start putting it on the psoriasis. On another note do you know about I share this with you as you are/were a teacher and in NY. The director is from Ithaca too! I’ve been a volunteer for over 6 years. It is amazing what we are doing with the school lunch programs in NY state!

  • Eddie says:


    I have adrenal fatigue from too much stress in my life for about 10 years. For the last 5 years I have limited my stress and other than work I don’t do much. I am always tired and have no energy to exercise. I cannot sleep through the night. I rarely sleep past 4AM and sometimes I wake up at 3AM. After sleeping 5 or 6 hours I wake up feeling just at tired at when I went to bed the night before. Do you have any recommendations. I feel hopeless at times. Please help.

  • karthi says:

    hi im living in singapore, i would like to purchase sarsaparilla pills, where can i buy in singapore? pls help me to buy, because have severe psorasis.
    regards& thanks

    • Aqiyl says:

      Hi Karthi,

      I am not sure where to buy sarsaparilla in Singapore. Here in the US I can get it from vitamin stores. Do a search for “buy sarsaparilla” and it should give you options for buying sarsaparilla locally. Best wishes.

  • barry says:


    • Aqiyl says:

      How much water do you drink in a day? How many times are you going to the bathroom to urinate? Does it hurt when you urinate? Is it a control issue, or are you just drinking a lot of water and have to frequently have to urinate? How long has this been happening?
      Aqiyl recently posted…The Effects My Plant Based Vegan Diet Has Had On MeMy Profile

      • Adi says:

        Vegan diets are pant base and would produce more fluids I had the same action when I first started the vegan diet. The amount of water in the food is sufficient for the most part for vegans. Also green leafy vegetable (lettuce)contains water,fruit and vegetable produce water. I had to cut back on water and other liquids. Dandelion root is famous for removing water from the system. The recommended 8 glasses of water my not apply to us vegan , only to the starch and meat eaters which could help protect them from renal problems .


        • Aqiyl says:

          I am highly active and highly energetic. I do drink around a gallon of water day from food and water. Some people use the argument that all the water we need is in our food. I don’t agree with this. As we are part of nature I look at nature for examples. Animals see food but the also seek water sources. But are part of nature and both sources play a part in our well-being.

  • It is good to eat natural food.


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