Sarsaparilla Root, Indian (Hemidesmus indicus)
Before you commit to naming your first born child sarsaparilla just so you’ll get to say it all the time, shouldn’t you know a thing or two about this fine root? Like, for instance, that sarsaparilla is the sister to sassafras as an ingredient in the original root beers. Or perhaps that another name for sarsaparilla is smilax, the smiling vine. We think sarsaparilla is just as fun to spell as it is to say – do you agree?
Looking for more info? These herbs work so well that if we told you about them we couldn’t sell them to you (seriously, US laws are that crazy: we can teach or we can sell but not both!). Luckily Grandmother Google knows all.