Native to Central & South America, Smilax regelii is a perennial vine with sharp thorns & heart-shaped leaves. You can also find it in Jamaica, the Caribbean, Mexico, Honduras, & the West Indies. Once a primary ingredient in root beer, sarsaparilla root is still enjoyed in beverages today. This magical root is a good endocrine tonic, great for reducing inflammation, fights against liver disease, reduces joint pain, & an antibacterial. Being that it's a blood cleanser, it protects the body against eczema & psoriasis. Sarsaparilla contains high amounts of iron, zinc, copper, vitamins A, C, & D.