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Smilax Date Written 2007
Author Joe Holmes Date Revised  

" Smilax The root of this bramble-like, woody vine can grow over 100 feet in height, often high into the rainforest canopy. Smilax root has been used by the indigenous peoples of Central and South America for centuries as a treatment for sexual impotence, for various skin ailments, and as a tonic to combat general physical weakness. Mexican varieties of the root were introduced into European medicine in the early 1500’s, and soon developed into a popular cure for syphilis and rheumatism, likely due to it’s strong blood-cleansing and liver strengthening properties. Smilax has continued as a treatment for syphilis and various other sexually-transmitted diseases elsewhere in the world. It entered the US Pharmacopoeia as a syphilis treatment in 1820. Clinical research in China have shown that Smilax may be effective in 90% of acute cases of syphilis, and up to 50% in chronic cases. There is little doubt this herb is helpful to sexual health. " (1)







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