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Benefits of Sarsaparilla And Its Side Effects

Sarsaparilla root is globally acclaimed for medicinal properties. Sarsaparilla has been used exensively to treat gout, gonorrhea, open wounds, arthritis, cough, fever, hypertension, pain, a lack of sexual desire, indigestion, and even certain forms of cancer. More serious conditions have also been treated with sarsaparilla root. In the Amazon region, some tribal people used it as a treatment for leprosy by ingesting it as well as using it externally.Europeans used the root to facilitate sweating and urination as well as to purify blood.

Benefits of Sarsaparilla And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Sarsaparilla
Nutritional Value of Sarsaparilla
Health Benefits of Sarsaparilla
Anti-Tumor and Cancer-Preventative Properties
Treats Arthritis Pains
Amps Immunity
Increases Sex Drive
Detoxifying the Body
Skin Care
Weight loss
Side-Effects & Allergies of Sarsaparilla
Cultivation of Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla,scientific name of Smilax regelii, can grow in a number of forms, including evergreen shrubs, deciduous trees, and hanging vines, and they typically have clusters of red or purple berries. The climbing, woody tropical vine grows deep in the canopy of the rainforest. The berries of sarsaparilla have various colors like lustrous black, purple-blue and red.

Nutritional Value of Sarsaparilla

Numerous active chemical properties have been identified within sarsaparilla, including strong antioxidants, along with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory compounds. These compounds include Saponins,plant sterols,flavonoid, antioxidants, steroidal/anti-inflammatory phytochemicals like diosgenin, tigogenin and asperagenin,starch, volatile oils and acids. Other components are found as trace minerals which include aluminum, chromium, iron, magnesium, selenium, calcium and zinc.

Health Benefits of Sarsaparilla

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Sarsaparilla
Health Benefits of Sarsaparilla

Anti-Tumor and Cancer-Preventative Properties

The presence of antioxidants in the root and extract of sarsaparilla has been very useful for cancer treatment. The high concentration of natural steroids and saponins reduce the multiplication and spread of cancerous cells. Antioxidants are able to neutralize free radicals, the cancer-causing byproducts of cellular respiration.

Treats Arthritis Pains

Any sort of inflammatory issue, such as gout, arthritis, or even aching muscles and joints can be cured by the active ingredients of sarsaparilla. It contains various compounds, such as saponins, parillin, and other flavonoids that can pacify those flare-ups within the body and alleviate pain and discomfort associated with it.

Amps Immunity

The natural antibacterial properties of sarsaparilla berries and the compounds in the roots increase the strength of our immune system. Sarsaparilla is often used to arrest seasonal colds and flu from occurring and also to cure symptoms including coughs, respiratory difficulties and fevers. It boosts the proper functioning of the immune system.Sarsaparilla supplements and teas are used to help treat the common symptoms of colds and flu by eliminating the build up of mucus in the sinuses and respiratory system.It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help loosen phlegm and mucus allowing it to pass from a person’s body more easily.

Increases Sex Drive

Sarsaparilla is used to increase the libido of men and women to increase fertility. Some of the organic compounds present in this root extract enhances blood flow and boosts sperm motility, thereby increasing the chances of conception and improving overall sex drive.

Detoxifying the Body

Sarsaparilla possesses diuretic properties. It can stimulate the production of urine and promote sweating. This is useful to relieve any build-up of fluid, puffiness and swelling.Sarsaparilla promotes the detox process by binding to toxins like bacterial cells in the gastrointestinal tract which prevents them from doing damage in the blood stream.

Skin Care

Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of sarsaparilla is an effective natural remedy for eczema, acne, psoriasis, bites, minor wounds and rashes.

Weight loss

Sarsaparilla is able to suppress appetite and thus help a person to curb undesired hunger. It indirectly helps to shred off weight without cheating on the diet.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Sarsaparilla

Overdose or a long term use of sarsaparilla can result in an allergic reaction or an upset stomach. Stomach irritation is caused by consuming high quantities of saponins, which are found in sarsaparilla and can cause stomach upset, diarrhea, and indigestion in some people. Some may develop allergic reactions from the powdered form of the herb, or “sarsaparilla dust”. It may resemble symptoms of asthma in some patients.

Cultivation of Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla is a prickly vine which is native to South America, central America and the Caribbean. During the 1950s, sarsaparilla was widely used in Europe for its medicinal values as a general tonic to purify the blood and also to promote sweating. Sarsaparilla plants are typically woody or thorny and are most abundant in tropical, warm, and temperate regions around the world.

Popular Questions & Answers

Dr. I am a girl, I am having increased frequency of urination and not quantity, and burning sensation along with that. 1 week ago I got few drops of blood also along with burning sensation during urination. And I was having sex for the last 4 days after that I got blood in urine and after one week I am having this problem of frequent urination.

MS - General Surgery, MCh Urology
Urologist, Hyderabad
Respected madam 1.You seem to be suffering from a Urinary Tract Infection. 2.Please consult a Urologist and get a Routine Urine Analysis and Urine Culture and sensitivity tests done. 3.Please drink plenty of oral fluids ~ 2.5 litres a day Hope this helps Thanks.

How much time does sbl berberis aquifolium gel takes to clear the complexion? And how to apply this cream. Or is this cream is suitable to clear the complexion? Please help me out.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
It can appilynon night time and also for glowing skin internal medicine is also require take kalibrom and berberis aqua and sarsaparilla mt for blood purification if you want better case management and better help you can take online consultation.
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Does drinking two glasses of milk in a day help healing skin problems like dullness and dark complexion.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
I read your problem. Only milk can't help you. Regula taking green vegetables and salads and fruots also helpful to you. Drinking more water. And homeopathic treatment is also helpful to glow skin, sarsaparilla and Berberis aquafollium is also act as blood purifiers. If you want more better treatment you can take online consultation. I have good package for you glowing and fairness of skin.
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Mild fullness of left pelvicalyceal mean and what precaution or medicine to take and how it happens. Is it required bed rest is it serious case Please reply.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
Start homoeopathy medication for best results Berberis vulg Q Sarsaparilla Q 20 drops in half cup of water 2 times a day.

Hello Doctor. My 1.5 year old baby boy, starts crying at nights before every urination. After urine passed, he becomes normal, plays for sometime and goes to sleep. This happens only at nights. Day time he is normal. What might be the reason. Kindly suggest.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
You may want to get some test done like USG abdomen. And urine Routine and microscopic. Then will know what is the reason. Till then give him Homoeopathic Sarsaparilla 30 one dose.

Popular Health Tips

Is Homeopathy The Best Line Of Treatment For Kidney Stone?

BHMS, MD-Homeopathy, PGPC - Preventive Cardiology
Homeopath, Delhi
Is Homeopathy The Best Line Of Treatment For Kidney Stone?

Kidney Stones, also known as Renal Calculi is a condition usually brought about by inadequate hydration and consumption of food high in calcium, but in most cases it a hereditary condition. The most commonly opted for treatment is surgery to remove the stones.

  • If you do, surgical procedures are neither the answer, nor a plausible option for you. Besides being risky, surgery clearly isn't effective in bringing about an end to the condition on a permanent basis. Homeopathic remedies, on the other hand, are not only safe, they offer as little of side effects as possible.
  • Homeopathic treatments of kidney stones are also proved to have been effective in most cases.
  • What are the most common homeopathic alternatives to suppress kidney stone formation? Berberis Vulgaris is the most reputed homeopathic drug when it comes to diluting the stone in the kidney and also in reducing the chronic pain that is often associated with stones. It is also said to improve chances of mitigating periodic bouts of kidney stone formations. Berberis Vulgaris is effective for various kinds of kidney and renal stones. In addition to this drug.
  • Sarsaparilla, Hydrangea, and Benzoic Acid also prove effective in the long run. Sustained practice of such Homeopathic remedies along with increased intake of fluids and adequate exercise go a long way to ensure cessation of kidney stone formation.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Do you know that kidney stones can be effectively treated using homeopathy?

B.H.M.S ( Mumbai) (Silver Medalist), Certificate In Gyn and Obstetric
Homeopath, Noida
Do you know that kidney stones can be effectively treated using homeopathy?

The kidney is a vital organ that regulates the levels of fluids, minerals, salts, and other such substances in our body and when this balance gets disrupted, it results in the formation of Kidney stones. This problem is medically known as Nephrolithiasis and can cause pain when the stone moves about the urinary tract.

Types of Kidney Stones
There are several types of kidney stones and knowing the same can help in determining the cause and offer a valuable insight into how to get rid of them. The common variants of kidney stones are:

  1. Calcium stones- This is the most common type of kidney stones which are usually found in the form of calcium oxalate. It is a natural substance available in foods and also produced daily by the liver. Certain fruits, nuts, vegetables, and chocolate have high oxalate content. High doses of vitamin D, metabolic disorders, and intestinal bypass surgery can increase the concentration in the urine.
  2. Struvite stones- This type of kidney stones form in response to infection, and they can grow fast and become large in size within a short span of time with few or no symptoms.
  3. Cysteine stones- When a person has a hereditary disorder causing the kidneys to give out too much of amino acids or cystinuria, then cysteine stones start forming.
  4. Uric acid stones- When a person does not drink enough amount of water or lose too much fluid or eat a high amount of protein on a regular basis then he or she may have uric acid stones.

Causes and Risk Factors
Kidney stones tend to have no definite or a particular cause even though numerous risk factors can surge the risks. Kidney stones are formed when the urine contains an excessive amount of crystal-forming substances including uric acid, oxalate, and calcium. Also, when urine lacks the crucial substances which may prevent the crystals from sticking together, the formation of kidney stones can occur.

A person with a family history of this problem is likely to have kidney stones. Other risk factors include dehydration, certain diets, obesity, digestive diseases, surgeries, and other medical conditions such as renal tubular acidosis, cystinuria, and hyperparathyroidism.

Lifestyle changes recommended to improve the situation
Lifestyle changes can indeed dramatically reduce the occurrence of kidney stones.

  1. Drinking more fluids can reduce the recurrence of stones by 40% and risk is reduced by 80%. Also, the urinary system is healthy and is flushed out of toxic chemicals.
  2. Follow a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
  3. Reduce salt, sugar, and animal protein.
  4. Limit the consumption of foods with high oxalate content. If you have calcium oxalate stones restrict foods rich in oxalates like beets, okra, spinach, sweet potatoes, nuts, tea, chocolate, black pepper and soy products.

How Homoeopathy is beneficial to break down Kidney stones? 

Although Kidney stones are considered a case of surgery, but with Homoeopathic medicines we can break down and dissolve Kidney stones and help to pass the dissolved stone without surgical intervention. Not only does Homoeopathy treat Kidney stones, it also has shown remarkable results in treating the recurrent tendency towards formation of kidney stones. Homoeopathic medicines beneficial to treat kidney stones are: Lycopodium, Berberis.vulgaris, Sarsaparilla, Cantharis and Hydrangea to name a few. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Homeopathic Remedies for Dry Skin

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Homeopathic Remedies for Dry Skin

Dry skin can lead to itching, scratching, bleeding, parched lips, cracked skin and even wrinkles, but worse than all these symptoms, it can really affect the psyche of a person, making him or her very self-conscious about the physical appearance and lowering the confidence levels as a result. The intensity of skin dryness can vary from mild dryness to severe dryness with cracks. Bleeding may also occur from cracks and in a few persons, dry skin can be accompanied by wrinkling of skin. Winter season mainly marks the onset of dry skin. There is no shortage of advertisements regarding creams and lotions which claim to be ‘cures’ of dry skin, but all these are only very temporary solutions which fail to strike at the root of the problem. Homeopathy offers a very effective mode of treatment of dry skin. The dry skin is treated with natural medicines in homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies for dry skin are totally free from any side effect and act as a natural source to nourish the skin, remove the dryness and replenish the skin’s normal texture.

Top natural homeopathic remedies for dry skin:

1. Petroleum: 
The top homeopathic medicine to deal with dry skin occurring in winters is petroleum. The main symptoms for the use of this natural homeopathic remedy are dry, rough and cracked skin. The skin feels harsh to touch. Petroleum, thus, is the ideal homeopathic remedy for dry skin in winter season and is of great help in restoring the normal texture of skin. Petroleum also gives excellent results in persons who have cracks on hands due to extremely dry skin. The skin is sensitive and rough to touch. The cracks can be deep enough to cause even bleeding.

2. Sulphur: top homeopathic medicine for dry, itchy skin 
Sulphur is the best natural homeopathic remedy for dry, itchy skin. Sulphur is very beneficial in all those cases where the skin is excessively dry and itchy. Itching leads to scratching and itching usually worsens at night. Another feature for using homeopathic medicine sulphur for treatment of dry skin is a burning sensation in skin. The skin also looks very dirty and is very unhealthy. An aversion to bathing may be noticed in people needing sulphur. This homeopathic medicine will help to get rid of itching as well as dryness of skin.

3. Bryonia: homeopathic remedy for dry, chapped lips
Dry and chapped lips can be best treated with natural homeopathic medicine bryonia. This homeopathic remedy is very beneficial for treatment of dry and parched lips. Cracks appear on lips and homeopathic medicine bryonia heals the chapped lips and restores them to their normal state. Excessive thirst may be felt by patients needing bryonia for treatment of dry lips.

4. Sarsaparilla: homeopathic treatment for dry skin with wrinkles
The best natural homeopathic treatment for dry skin with wrinkles is sarsaparilla. It is a very beneficial homeopathic treatment when the skin is dry to a great extent with a shrunken and shrivelled appearance. The skin is hard and rough to touch. The skin also seems to be present in folds with wrinkles. Homeopathic remedy sarsaparilla nourishes the skin to bring back its original smoothness.

5. Malandrium: homeopathic medicine for cracks on hands and feet
Malandrium is the ideal natural homeopathic medicine for treatment of skin with cracks on hands and feet. The cracks appearing in winter season respond very well to this medicine. Malandrium, thus, is the best homeopathic remedy for all the patients who have dry, cracked skin on feet and hands. Itching may also be an accompanying feature. Malandrium very efficiently helps in filling up these cracks.

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Kidney Stones - Homeopathic Treatment For It!

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Kidney Stones - Homeopathic Treatment For It!

What do kidney stones generally mean? - An overview

Formation of solid masses in the kidney due to excessive accumulation of uric acid, calcium, vitamins and minerals lead to chronic pain and excretory problems. Kidney Stones, also known as Renal Calculi is a condition usually brought about by inadequate hydration and consumption of food high in calcium, but in most cases it a hereditary condition. The most commonly opted for treatment is surgery to remove the stone/s.

Do you suffer from kidney stone formations on periodical basis?

Do you often go through chronic abdominal pain due to the formation of crystalline calciferous masses in your kidney? If you do, surgical procedures are neither the answer, nor a plausible option for you. Besides being risky, surgery clearly isn't effective in bringing about an end to the condition on a permanent basis. Homeopathic remedies, on the other hand, are not only safe, they offer as little of side effects as possible. Homeopathic treatments of kidney stones are also proved to have been effective in most cases.


What are the most common homeopathic alternatives to suppress kidney stone formation?

Berberis Vulgaris is the most reputed homeopathic drug when it comes to diluting the stone in the kidney and also in reducing the chronic pain that is often associated with stones. It is also said to improve chances of mitigating periodic bouts of kidney stone formations. Berberis Vulgaris is effective for various kinds of kidney and renal stones. In addition to this drug, Sarsaparilla, Hydrangea, and Benzoic Acid also prove effective in the long run. Sustained practice of such Homeopathic remedies along with increased intake of fluids and adequate exercise go a long way to ensure cessation of kidney stone formation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.

6100 people found this helpful

How Homeopathy Helps Treat Infections?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, PhD
Homeopath, Delhi
How Homeopathy Helps Treat Infections?

Infection is generally understood as the invasion into the body tissues of an organism by certain foreign bodies such as bacteria, parasite, and virus. They are transmissible diseases and can be transmitted from one person to the other via sneezing, coughing or physical contact. They can be mild, moderate or severe.

  • They can be acute, that is, can last for a short time, or chronic that lasts for a long time, or a latent infection that may not cause any symptoms at first but reactivates and resurfaces over a period of time.
  • Although each infection has its own distinct symptom. Generally, these symptoms include fever, swelling, redness, inflammation, burning, cough, diarrhea, fatigue, muscular pain, nausea, vomiting, rapid pulse or rapid breathing.
  • If the patient has a severe headache, difficulty in breathing, painful swelling and unexplained prolonged fever or cough, he or she should immediately consult a doctor.

Conventional drugs that are given to treat infections like antibiotics, antiviral, antihistamines and steroids have many side effects on the human body. They on one hand hamper the digestive power of the system and on the other hand lower the immunity power of the body. In the long run, these medicines can have adverse effects on the body. Though conventional drugs suppress the disease for some time, the disease tends to resurface in the future.

However, Homeopathy has been found to be of great success in treating both acute and chronic infections. The best part is that, there is no side effect. Homeopathy also boosts our immune system so that the body naturally develops the strength to fight against infections in future, when foreign bodies invade. Homeopathic medicines have also proved to be effective as preventive measures against infections.

Some of the Homeopathic medicines for the treatment of most common infections are discussed below:

  1. Throat infections: Belladonna, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Phytolacca, and Mercurius are most commonly administered to cure throat infections.
  2. Skin infection: Common homeopathic remedies are Sulphur, Calendula, Hypericum, Silica, and Hepar sulfuris.
  3. Bladder infection: Berberis, Chimaphila, Hydrastis, Apis, Cantharis, and sarsaparilla are commonly prescribed.
  4. Stomach infection: Arsenic album, Nux vomica, Carbo veg, Lycopodium, and Pulsatilla are commonly recommended.
  5. Sinus infection: Kali bichromicum, Pulsatilla, Mercurius, Natrum muriaticum, and Allium cepa work well in cases of sinus infections.

Most of the Homeopathy medicines are prescribed on the basis of symptoms observed. So, Homeopathic medicines are prescribed, even before the definitive diagnosis is made. Thus, the time saved prevents the infection from spreading, and the patient is automatically cured rapidly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.

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Table of Content

Sarsaparilla
Nutritional Value of Sarsaparilla
Health Benefits of Sarsaparilla
Anti-Tumor and Cancer-Preventative Properties
Treats Arthritis Pains
Amps Immunity
Increases Sex Drive
Detoxifying the Body
Skin Care
Weight loss
Side-Effects & Allergies of Sarsaparilla
Cultivation of Sarsaparilla