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Sarsaparilla safety

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Tiger Lily 813, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Tiger Lily 813

    Tiger Lily 813 Senior Member

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    Hi all,

    I wanted to get opinions on usage of Sarsaparilla; I am experimenting with it to see if it will help with my lyme and/or mold detox and immunity issues (waiting on testing still) and possibly to increase testosterone (although it’s debatable whether or not it would help with that) but I read this http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-suppl...dientId=379&activeIngredientName=SARSAPARILLA

    Which mentions that it has an effect on how long lithium is kept in the body? I am not sure how about the dosage they are referencing here, and if this is something I should be alarmed about?

    Any thoughts? Thank you : )
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    Tiger Lily 813 Senior Member

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    Sidenote- I do not personally take lithium. I am not sure if this warning is really only concerning those who are supplementing lithium, or if it also applies to lithium that is naturally in the body...
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    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Is this the same as sassafras that was used as a flavorant for root beer and could also be used as a tea. I used to love the tea but then heard it could be toxic and was banned by the FDA.

    If it's not, ignore the following url.:)

    http://www.drugs.com/npc/sassafras.html

    Barb

    ETA It looks like it might not be the same because of the safety differences but just in case I will leave this post for now.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2014
  4. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    It is an ingredient in a Bartonella remedy that I take, but I don't know the percentage:

    http://www.beyondbalanceinc.com/product-detail/603509-mc-bar-1

    Sushi
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    Tiger Lily 813 Senior Member

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    Thank you @Sushi is that formula helping? My most annoying symptoms right now are bartonella-related. That's why I bought the Sarsaparilla. Tried a bit of it today and couldn't feel anything. Maybe it has to build up some.
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Yes, it has helped noticeably but I can't begin to take the recommended dose--just a few drops! I think the mixture is important too--you might do better with a combination of several herbs.

    I also just started abx for Bartonella.

    Sushi
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