Swanson Sarsaparilla Root

450 mg, 60 Capsules

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The name Sarsaparilla might make you think of a drink, maybe even a health tonic. Sarsaparilla root capsules are known for their potential to support a number of health issues, and they might be just the thing you have been looking for to give your health a boost.

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What is Swanson Sarsaparilla Root?

Sarsaparilla is a plant native to the Caribbean, Central and South America and has grown there for centuries. It was introduced to Europe by the Americans around seven centuries ago.

There are many species of Sarsaparilla plants which are used for different purposes. Some large varieties are used in root beer which is a popular drink in America. In other cultures, especially in South America, Sarsaparilla is used for its medicinal properties which are said to be useful for both internal and external conditions.

As a soft drink it is sweet, and is classed as a tonic by devotees. The roots are naturally bitter so to make it more palatable other ingredients including ginger, liquorice and sugar are added.

Native Americans are known for their relationship with the earth and things around them and Sarsaparilla has been used by them for generations, to improve skin tone and settle the stomach.

What is Swanson Sarsaparilla Root used for?

Most people know Sarsaparilla for its use as flavouring for food and drink. It was a drink popular with cowboys in the 1800s. In South America too, it has always been used as a tonic for general weakness.

Joint pain may be relieved by using this supplement, the properties are said to work well to relieve inflammatory conditions which commonly affect the joints. These chemicals may also help to shield the liver from toxins.

Sarsaparilla is a known detoxifier. It may increase the production of uric acid and is therefore considered a useful product for treating infections of the urinary tract. Many skin conditions also see a marked improvement after using Sarsaparilla root. It may be useful for cleansing the skin and clearing up conditions like acne and boils.

A range of other health conditions may benefit from the use of Sarsaparilla, including:

  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fluid retention
  • Gonorrhoea

What is the recommended dosage of Swanson Sarsaparilla Root?

Two capsules may be taken daily with water. Exercise caution if you are taking medication prescribed by your physician. Under no circumstances should Swanson Sarsaparilla Root be taken if you are using Digoxin or Lithium. Sarsaparilla may enhance the side effects of these drugs.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is safest not to take Sarsaparilla capsules. If you have kidney disease using Sarsaparilla might exacerbate the conditions.

Supplements can have a negative effect on certain medical conditions. The dosage can also depend on your age and the presence of other medical conditions.

If you are unsure whether to use this product talk to a medical professional before taking health supplements.

About Swanson

Swanson produce a wide variety of supplements to support good health, weight loss and beauty. From individual vitamins to recipes designed for specific health complaints, Swanson has a capsule suitable for every possible need. Learn more about Swanson Health Products.

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