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A plant genus of the family SMILACACEAE. Members contain smiglasides (phenylpropanoid glycosides) and steroidal saponins. Commercially it is sometimes adulterated with HEMIDESMUS, which would affect experimental results. Drinks called sarsaparilla and root beer have been prepared from the Smilaz ornata (Jamaican sarsaparilla) and SASSAFRAS.
- Smilax ornata
- Jamaican Sarsaparilla
- Jamaican Sarsaparillas
- Sarsaparilla, Jamaican
- Sarsaparillas, Jamaican
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Smilax" by people in Profiles.
Therapeutic effects of Smilax glabra and Bolbostemma paniculatum on rheumatoid arthritis using a rat paw edema model. Biomed Pharmacother. 2018 Dec; 108:309-315.
Anti-hyperuricemia effects of allopurinol are improved by Smilax riparia, a traditional Chinese herbal medicine. J Ethnopharmacol. 2015 Mar 13; 162:362-8.
Effects of Smilaxchinoside A and Smilaxchinoside C, two steroidal glycosides from Smilax riparia, on hyperuricemia in a mouse model. Phytother Res. 2014 Dec; 28(12):1822-8.