Sarsaparilla has dozens of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant acids, chemicals and oils that decrease oxidative stress and aging effects in the body. Studies at Peking University Cancer Hospital discovered that certain compounds in sarsaparilla, such as flavonoids, alkaloids, and phenylpropanoids, induce apoptosis, or cell growth inhibition. These major components in wild sarsaparilla can do so without damaging healthy cells.
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