Sarsaparilla contains saponins, just like many other herbs do. Like other compounds, saponins are found all throughout nature in many botanical species. Saponins are known to be a natural precursor of natural neurochemical cortisone produced by the adrenal glands. Cortisone is one of the main horemones released by the adrenal gland after stress. It has other vital functions though, many of which are positive. From my years of studying herbalism, it's the understanding of these phytochemicals that modern herbalists use to replace synthetic alternatives.
Cortisone has been used to relieve symptoms associated with eczema and atopic dermatitis, to prevent sarcoidosis, in treating severe sore throat common with EBV infectious mononucleosis, reducing swelling from inflammation of joint, tendon, around knee, elbow, and shoulder. These compounds elevate blood pressure and get the body prepared for emergencies. This isn't the only thing that Sarsaparilla is known for though. It's believed to reduce inflammation, and academic studies indicate a potential for boosting the immune system. To me, it's similar to Echinacea purpurea.. Some use it for weight loss. One of my ex Native American girlfriends used it for her skin, and claimed it was an amazing aphrodisiac ( sexual stimulant )! Sounds good doesn't it?
So, we know that nature produces chemicals that complex human biological systems can utilize. With so many compounds that the human body can utilize found in medicinal herbs, foods, etc, why are they not listed on nutrition labels? In fact, if you research the vitamin content of certain foods you'll notice that nutrition labels don't seem to list everything. Let us take legal action to correct the diabolical states of being that have been inflicted upon us by force and manipulation rather than our own conscious choices. After all, freedom is about being free, not being enslaved.
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