Root decoction as a tea, powdered in tablets or capsules, made into cold beverages, and seldom found as an extract.
Sarsaparilla is remembered by many as the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day. There are approximately 350 species worldwide in the genus. Sarsaparilla seems to be another case where science is slowly learning that many of the traditional uses are valid.
Excessive use may cause intestinal discomfort. Not recommended for use while pregnant. Not recommended for long term use.