Sarsaparilla contains a wealth of plant chemicals thought to have a beneficial effect on the human body. Chemicals known as saponins might help reduce joint pain and skin itching, and also kill bacteria. Other chemicals may be helpful in reducing inflammation and protecting the liver from damage. General uses. Extracts of the roots may be effective in treating gout and metabolic syndrome (a combination of conditions, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol), Sarsaparilla contains the largest concentration of iron of any plant and has been known to help boost iron levels in people with anemia.
- Preventing and treating cancer.
- Lowering inflammation.
- Increasing sex drive.
- Boosting the immune system.
- Improving weight loss.
- Treating skin problems (such as dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis)
- Detoxifying the body.
- Relieving digestive problems.