No 17 Sarsaparilla
ABUNDANCE QI 金
From its botanical name, Smilax, Sarsaparilla comes from the Liliaceae plant family. It is grown in tropical rainforests and in temperate regions in Asia and Australia and its roots are gathered throughout the year. Its physicial nature is woody or thorny and it can climb up to 15 feet with broad leaves, green tendrils, and small green flowers.
It is believed that ancient Peruvians were the first to recognize Sarsaparilla’s pain-relieving properties, and used it as a treatment for headaches, joint pain and ailments associated with colds and flu.
Sarsaparilla has a taste profile similar to the flavors of wintergreen, vanilla, and licorice.
- Bodily Effect: Sarsaparilla has anti-cancer benefits and can also aid in the healing of gout, arthritis, and other joint pain. Overall, it is immune boosting and further aids in weight loss, skin care concerns, and detox.
- Emotional Effect: Sarsaparilla can help with stress and anxiety. It's hormonal balancing effects also provide a level of calming.
- Spiritual Effect: Sarsaparilla can grant health and happiness and can also prolong life.
Sarsaparilla can be used as a magical cleansing tonic and stimulant. Magical applications have been used for sexual vitality, health, love and money. Mix with sandalwood and cinnamon and sprinkle around home or business to draw money.
"Boost and balance your Qi energy levels and overall health with sarsaparilla root 'Qi'coctions that give you a dose of vitality with a sweet flavor."
—Dr. Krystal Couture, Homeopath + Plant Whisperer @drkrystalcouture