Smilax Ornata, more commonly called Sarsaparilla is a trailing vine that is native to Mexico & Central America.
We are showcasing this herb during March, we cannot help observe the ornate nature of the fruit, that brings a smile to your face and as such doing full justice to its name !
From the many tinctures that we offer, this is a very popular tincture. Researching the web to write this blog post, revealed some interesting information:
- The herb had US Pharmacopeia recognition from 1820 to 1910, to treat Syphilis
- It was/is commonly used to make Root beer
If you know of any other interesting information about this herb, share it here for the benefit of the wider community and we will update the article with attribution to enhance the knowledge base.