Size: 1.5 ml amber vial
Distillation: CO2 total, unrefined
Botanical name: Hemidesmus indicus
Herbal/Homeopathic Properties of Sarsaparilla CO2 Extract
Internal–oral as food or supplement
External–topical, skin treatment, massage, cosmetic use, carrier oil
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Indian Sarsaparilla is traditionally used to cool the urinary tract. It alleviates a burning sensation with urination. It is helpful in treating urinary and kidney disorders and infections.
Its antibacterial properties can treat skin disorders and infections, and help promote the healing of skin.
Sarsaparilla has also been used as a refreshing drink to counter overheating when the weather is hot. Here is a video on how to make Nannari, one of the many drinks that can be made for this purpose. I am currently experimenting to see if the CO2 extract will have a similar therapeutic effect.
Sarsaparilla is also known as Sugandi or Sariva, and known to be a dreaming herb. It helps open the gateways to magical dreaming. Ayurvedic practitioners will often prescribe it to men suffering from lowered libido or impotence.
Native people living throughout the Himalayan highlands and on the Indian subcontinent are known to grind dried Sugandi roots and leaves and mix them with Holy Basil seeds, Bel Fruit, Blue Lotus, Katuka, and Safflower, and then smoke the resulting blend, which induces visions and acts as a catalyst, launching the user into profound waking dream states.
In any case the spirit of this plant is considered a sacred teacher and facilitator, and should be honored and used with great reverence and caution. Here is an interesting conversation that covers this property.
- No contraindications are known or listed at this time.
- Do not use during pregnancy or lactation, or with infants or small children.
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