What is Smilax?

Smilax is a genus of about 300-350 species, found in temperate zones, tropics and subtropics worldwide. [1]


An extract from the roots of some species, most significantly Jamaican Sarsaparilla, is used to make the sarsaparilla drink and other root beers, as well as herbal drinks like the popular Baba Roots from Jamaica. [1]