Plant and Herbs

Rhizoma Smilacis Chinensis for Skin and Body

Rhizoma Smilacis Glabrae, commonly known as China root Greenbier Rhizome and Catbriar, is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine that is widely used for detoxication, relieving dampness, and diuretic

What are the benefits of Rhizoma Smilacis Chinensis?

  • It expels Wind-Dampness, promotes urination, and alleviates pain.
  • It may help to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, muscle numbness, diarrhea, and dysentery.
  • It enhances kidney function and Liver channels, increases libido, and treats wasting and thirsting.
  • It may help to treat gonorrhea, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, syphilis, scrofula, hemorrhoids, skin infection, psoriasis, gout, and bums.
  • It may help to treat diabetes, Strangury with turbid urine, leukorrhagia, foot ulcer, lumbago, and lower extremities pain.
  • It may help with breast tumor and stomach cancer.


In large doses, it can cause nausea and vomiting.

Other interesting facts:

  1. This herb can be made into pills or powder and soaked in wine.
  2. It inhibits the growth of Flexner’s bacillus and staphylococcus aureus.

Important Note:

There is not much scientific evidence saying that Rhizoma Smilacis Chinensis can help with the above-mentioned benefits and medical conditions. Always consult a doctor before using herbs or any plant extracts.