Sarsaparilla in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is sarsaparilla?

Sarsaparilla is a homeopathic remedy for the urinary tract. It is used in the therapy of kidney pelvic infections, kidney colic, bladder infections, but also for skin wheals, dry and purulent eczema and joint pain that can be traced back to an underlying disease of the urinary tract.

Sarsaparilla is also used for skin allergic vaccination reactions.

Leading symptoms

  • Headaches travel from the back of the head to the eyes, causing depression
  • White coated tongue and increased salivation
  • Scanty, bloody urine
  • Urine drips when sitting
  • Pain at the end of urination
  • Wrinkled, emaciated skin
  • Can’t get over the past
  • Inverted nipples
  • Cracked soles and hands

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need sarsaparilla?

Sarsaparilla conveys an aged human image with many wrinkles and age spots. The patients appear physically very fragile. You have painful gouty nodules on your fingers and head. Tearing body aches and tremors are typical. Sarsaparilla people suffer from a constant painful urge to urinate and urinate while standing. The passage of urine occurs with sandy, painful chafing, especially at the end of micturition. The urine is purulent and cloudy, interspersed with mucus and blood. Women feel the symptoms before the onset of menstruation.


Sarsaparilla is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen by the following modalities:


  • Stand
  • warmth
  • Movement


  • damp cold

What are typical uses for sarsaparilla?

  • kidney inflammation
  • rheumatism
  • gout
  • cradle cap
  • psoriasis

Areas of application in detail

Canker sores

Canker sores and white coated tongue. More saliva flows. Metallic taste in the mouth. No thirst. Foul smelling breath.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Vaccine damage

Skin reactions after vaccination. Skin is red, hard, swollen and itchy. Scratching leads to weeping inflammation, which heals slowly with crust formation.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 

Kidney problems

The kidneys and bladder are prone to spasmodic inflammation, colic and stone formation/passage. Urinating can only be done without pain when standing, otherwise it tends to be spasmodic and particularly painful in the end due to muscular disorders.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Tearing pains in the limbs, with tremors in the limbs. Indicated for patients with muscular or joint rheumatic symptoms, with a general disturbance in the uric acid metabolism, as well as for patients suffering from gout.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Both for cradle cap or other dry, scaly skin changes such as psoriasis and for purulent, raised, crusty skin inflammation. The skin on the head, fingers and genitals is particularly affected.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Dosage forms of sarsaparilla

Potencies D2 to D6 are used in oral therapy, ampoules from D4.

Sarsaparilla dosage

Acute urinary tract problems that match the symptoms described in the drug picture are preferably treated with three doses of Sarsaparilla D6 or D12. If there is accompanying back pain, this dose is given over a period of five days.

If the remedy is used for skin diseases, five globules of Sarsaparilla D12 or D30 are given daily for a week.

In the constitutional therapy for psoriasis patients, higher potencies are chosen, which should be coordinated with a homeopath in individual cases.

Sarsaparilla in pregnancy

Sarsaparilla is best given during pregnancy for urinary tract infections. The remedy is used when a constant urge to urinate with a strong burning sensation at the end of urination is mentioned as a symptom, there is involuntary dribbling of urine and the urine is light-colored.

Psoriasis patients who experience an aggravation during pregnancy or possibly the first appearance of the clinical picture can also be treated constitutionally with sarsaparilla.

Sarsaparilla can be taken at any stage of pregnancy.

Side Effects of Sarsaparilla

Except for the initial aggravation, no side effects to sarsaparilla have been recorded. The drug can also be administered to children if the symptoms are appropriate.

Typical potencies: D2 to D6

fabric type: plant root


Leave a Comment