Sarsaparilla has been used as a male sexual rejuvenator & anabolic steroid replacement in natural body-building formulas.
contains steroidal saponins, such as sarsasapogenin. Some even claim can duplicate the action of some human hormones.
Also contains beta-sitosterol, a phytosterol, which may contribute to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Sarsaparilla was used in the sixteenth century for syphilis & rheumatism.
As always, consult w/your physician