Sarsaparrilla Root - Smilax Officinalis S.
Sarsaparrilla Root - Smilax Officinalis S.
Sarsaparrilla Root - Smilax Officinalis S.

Sarsaparrilla Root - Smilax Officinalis S.

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Prevent Hormonal Imbalance with Sarsaparrilla Tea

Sarsaparrilla - Smilax Officinalis S.

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Roots


This plant seeks to reach the top of the trees, and only when they reach the sunlight, they pass into the adult phase, that is, they give flowers and fruits, which are white and red or blackened respectively. It is of the Similax genus, which is found in equatorial region, and has several species, for example, Similax harden L., which grows in Europe and Similax spruceana ADC, which is known as Sarsaparrilha-do-Pará, Salsaparrilha-do -maranhão and is Brazil's own. In the past, natives used sarsaparilla as depurative, but recently it has been proven that it also possesses diuretic, appetizing, sudorific and lubricating properties, besides containing in its composition glycosides, essential oil and resin that promotes all these properties in the plant.

Health benefits:

Salsaparilla has among its effects of purifying the genito-urinary area and contributes to the fight against infections. It also softens the inflammations that are caused by rheumatism, arthritis and also absorbs components of bacterial origin from the gut and eliminates them from the body. It also helps in the excretion of uric acid and regulates the urinary system and in the genital system, it increases levels of hormones.

Studies of the homeopath industry have found that the plant has at its root a large level of a male sex hormone, testosterone , so it is quite applied in the manufacture of hormone treatment remedies, and the advantage now is that this plant offers stability in hormone levels, as well differentiating itself from the other treatments that can cause serious disturbances when manipulated in a wrong way by the user.

Among the properties of Salparrilha, we find: aphrodisiac, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, diuretic and rejuvenating.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Arthritis
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Uric acid
  • Cystitis
  • Circulation
  • Cholesterol
  • Drop
  • The flu
  • Herpes
  • Rheumatism
  • Syphilis
  • Urea
  • Cold
  • Psoriasis


  1. Put 2 tbsp to a quart of water
  2. Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes from the moment it starts to boil
  3. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and is ready for use

How to Drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day.


Children younger than 10 years, pregnant or lactating women, patients with hypertension, heart failure or renal failure should not consume sarsaparilla. There are, however, no expected side effects. The use of plant berries is not indicated as they are toxic. Excessive consumption can cause nausea and vomiting in patients.