May 2, 2016

German Sarsaparilla

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What other names is German Sarsaparilla known by?

Carex arenaria, Carex des Arènes, Carex des Sables, Caricis Rhizoma, Chiendent Rouge, Laîche des Sables, Red Couchgrass, Red Sage, Red Wheatgrass, Salsepareille, Salsepareille d'Allemagne, Salsepareille des Pauvres, Sand Sedge, Sandriedgraswurzelstock, Sea Sedge, Zarzaparrilla Alemana.

What is German Sarsaparilla?

German sarsaparilla is a plant. The underground stem (rhizome) is used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse German sarsaparilla with other forms of sarsaparilla.

People take German sarsaparilla for preventing gout and causing sweating. They also take it for treating arthritis, skin problems, fluid retention, sexually transmitted diseases (STD, VD), intestinal gas, colic, liver disorders, diabetes, and tuberculosis.

Women take German sarsaparilla to restore menstruation that has stopped.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Arthritis.
  • Skin problems.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD, VD).
  • Intestinal gas.
  • Colic.
  • Liver problems.
  • Diabetes.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Lack of menstrual periods.
  • Causing sweating.
  • Preventing gout.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of German sarsaparilla for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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