Treating Psoriasis With Sarsaparrilla

· May 9, 2018
Sarsaparrilla tea has anti-inflammatory properties that we can use along with garlic oil to relieve the discomfort that results from psoriasis breakouts

Psoriasis isn’t contagious, but it can be passed down genetically. Some of the causes are the following:

  • Infections
  • Stress
  • Dry skin

Psoriasis more often affects adults and it’s more frequent in men than women.


Sarsaparrilla is a bush that’s native to Asia, Africa and Europe. It has thin, thorny stems that can grow up to 2 meters high.

People use sarsaparrilla roots to make natural medicine for treating skin diseases. These roots are effective for blood circulation.

Likewise, essential sarsaparrilla oil is useful for alternative therapies. It can treat the symptoms of a wide variety of conditions such as the common cold to rheumatism.

Also see: Essential Oils that Will Relax You

Medicinal properties

Some consider sarsaparrilla to be a natural purifier that cleanses the renal system and improves deficiency symptoms.

Additionally, it helps clean the blood and consequently improves blood circulation. Therefore, it helps fight against impurities appearing on the skin such as acne and rashes caused by psoriasis.

  • Sarsaparrilla also can be a stimulant to produce hormones such as testosterone, making it effective to prevent sexual impotence.
  • Likewise, it can treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, leprosy and general itchiness. Its anti-inflammatory properties can considerably improve swelling symptoms. 

Sarsaparrilla for psoriasis

Sarsaparrilla extract has been a part of traditional medicine to treat rashes and flaking for cases such as syphilis.

Rashes caused by this medical condition are very painful. Therefore, a natural remedy is provided below in order to help fight agains psoriasis symptoms.

Garlic Oil Sarsaparrilla Tea

Sarsaparrilla tea with garlic oil

Garlic is a common natural skin care element.  The antioxidant properties from the garlic help the skin renew itself. Furthermore, in traditional medicine, garlic is known to help people who suffer from conditions such as dermatitis.

We’ve already talked how beneficial sarsaparrilla is for skin. However, we want to mention again that it’s great for cleaning impurities and this is why combining it with garlic will give you even a better outcome.


  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • 2 teaspoons of sarsaparrilla root (10 g)
  • Garlic oil (200 g)
  • Cotton ball


  • Boil the water to boil in a pot. Once it’s ready, add the sarsaparrilla root and continue boiling for 15 minutes.
  • Combine the sarsaparrilla infusion with the garlic oil in a lidded container.
  • Let the mixture cool. Once it’s cool, use the cotton ball to gently apply the treatment on the affected area.

Note: You should know that natural remedies often complement other medications or prescriptions from a dermatologist in order to improve healing and treat the symptoms.

Recommended reading: How to Grow Your Own Garlic at Home



Remember, using any excessive quantities of any plant for medicinal purposes may cause repercussions or unexpected side effects on different organs. Plant infusions significantly improve overall health. Learn more about them and what benefits they can offer you.

If the discomfort from psoriasis continue, make sure to schedule a dermatologist appointment. It may be a severe infection. If you want to forage sarsaparrilla roots yourself, you should be extremely careful: black bryony may look similar to sarsaparrilla and it’s poisonous.

Remember the health of your skin important. Use moisturizer creams that protect you from the sun. Also, keep in mind if your skin’s pH degenerates a lot because it may lead on to even more severe medical conditions such as cancer.