February 8, 2016


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How does Sarsaparilla work?

Sarsaparilla can help decrease joint pain and itching, and can also reduce bacteria.

Are there safety concerns?

Sarsaparilla seems safe for most people when used as a medicine. It might cause stomach irritation. High amounts can lead to kidney problems. Exposure to root dust can cause a runny nose and asthma symptoms.

Do not take sarsaparilla if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have asthma.
  • You have kidney problems.

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