The best home remedies with sarsaparilla
The sarsaparilla It is a beneficial medicinal plant for treating various conditions since it contains several properties. It is antirheumatic, diuretic, sudorific, tonic, antibacterial, antifungal, aperitive, digestive and depurative.
Sarsaparilla is also known by other names such as zarzamorisco or dog grapes. This plant belongs to the Liliaceae family, and its scientific name is Smilax aspera.
The active principles of sarsaparilla are: saponins, glycosides, essential oil and resin. The parts that are used of the sarsaparilla are the root and rhizome. It is used both for internal consumption and for external use.
In preparations for external use, sarsaparilla can be used to treat various skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, acne or superficial wounds.
We can also find dried root of sarsaparilla for decoctions or infusions in other formats such as tincture, extract, drops, creams, syrups, capsules, which can be purchased in dispensaries of natural products.
Natural remedies with sarsaparilla
The natural remedies that we present below are to prepare both infusions and root decoctions of sarsaparilla and to try to improve various conditions.
Decoction of sarsaparilla for cholesterol
To prepare this remedy we need to make a decoction with the root of sarsaparilla.
We need a teaspoon of sarsaparilla root and a cup of mineral water.
Put the water and the sarsaparilla in a heater and bring it to a boil. Once it boils, reduce the heat and keep boiling for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes. We connect the decoction and when it is warm we can take it.
From this preparation we can take a cup, 3 times a day.
Remedy for cases of arthritis
To prepare this remedy we need to marinate the sarsaparilla root in cold mineral water.
We will put a tablespoon of sarsaparilla root soaking in a cup of cold mineral water and let marinate for 12 hours.
We fill the preparation and from this remedy we can take 2 glasses a day.
Decoction of sarsaparilla root for dermatitis
We will prepare this remedy with a decoction, and we need a tablespoon of dry root of sarsaparilla and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water and the sarsaparilla in a heater to the fire, when it begins to boil
To make this decoction, we will put the water and the sarsaparilla in a heater and, when it starts to boil, lower the heat and keep the boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, cover the decoction and let it rest for 10 minutes. We strain the preparation and let it cool.
Once it is cold we can apply it on the areas of the skin affected by dermatitis, moistening some sterile gauze or cotton discs in the decoction.
This same remedy is effective to treat cases of psoriasis, acne and superficial wounds.
Remedy of sarsaparilla with diuretic properties
The diuretic properties of sarsaparilla make it ideal for cases in which we need to eliminate fluid, purify the kidneys, in weight loss diets.
To prepare this remedy it is necessary to make a decoction with two teaspoons of sarsaparilla root and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water together with the sarsaparilla in a heater to the fire. We boil and once it is boiling, lower the heat and keep boiling for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, strain and let warm.
From this preparation we can take two cups a day before meals.
Contraindications of sarsaparilla
The sarsaparilla ingested in the therapeutic doses recommended by the professionals at the moment of acquiring them does not present complications, for which reason we must adhere as much to the advice that they give us as to the doses prescribed, as well as to the indications of the prospects.
The consumption of sarsaparilla is contraindicated in the cases that we detail below:
- In case of intolerance or allergy to sarsaparilla or to the Liliaceae family.
- During pregnancy.
- During the period of lactation.
- Children under 12 years old.
- In case of suffering from irritable bowel, ulcer or gastritis.