Sarsaparilla contains sarsapogenin saponins. Curiously, the sarsapogenins have been shown to bind to endotoxins in the alimentary canal. This encourages a healthy inflammatory response in the body as a whole. This is a possible explanation of why almost every traditional culture that has used the plant found it helpful for the skin, joints, liver, reproductive function and blood.
Precautions: There isn't enough reliable information to know if sarsaparilla is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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