Sarsaparilla is a homeopathic remedy that is derived from wild liquorice.
Sarsaparilla may be helpful to patients whose symptoms include pain, ineffective urination (micturation), and adverse sensitivity to cold or damp situations.
Examples of specific conditions that are believed to be helped by sarsaparilla include, for example
- cystitis (with pain at end of urination)
- breastfeeding problems
- inverted nipples
More about the substance used to prepare sarsaparilla homeopathic remedy:
The homeopathic remedy sarsaparilla is derived from a perennial vine-like plant that is known by several names, including sarsaparilla, and sasparilla. It is of the biological genus Smilax.
A sketch of this plant is shown belowon the left.
The remedy is prepared using from the bulky rhizome of the sarsaparilla vine. (A rhizome is part of some plants that can be described as a 'modified stem' but which generally sits below ground level and has shoots or roots emerging from its nodes).
Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.
There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.
More about Homeopathy:
- Introduction to Homeopathy
- List of pages about specific Homeopathic Remedies
- Bach Flower Remedies, including a list of the Bach Flower Remedies and the Latin names of the Bach Flower Remedies
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