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SARSAPARILLA

Sarsaparilla is an extract made from the roots of several tropical vines (genus Smilax) in the Lily family, native to the Americas.

The extract was once used as a treatment for rheumatism, boils and mercury poisoning.  Sarsaparilla is now used to flavor and mask the taste of medicines.  It was and still is used to flavor carbonated beverages (root beer), ice cream, candy, etc.

 

 

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