Used for gout, arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis and eczema. Used to help fight stress. Has been found to be extremely effective in treating venereal diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhea. Herb can be used to bring relief to women suffering from symptoms of menopause and other menstrual problems also shows potential in treating impotence. Sarsaparilla helps to build muscle mass, while avoiding the harmful side effects of anabolic steroids. Sarsaparilla is considered a fine tonic herb, an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and the herb may even act as an aphrodisiac.