Licorice

Licorice

Licorice

The roots of the plant are used, which contain glycyrrhizin, flavonoids, sterols, etc. The herb acts adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antiviral, detoxifying, de-pyretic; stimulates the cortex of the adrenal glands, increases the protective properties of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines, normalizes the blood sugar level, restores the balance of estrogens, etc.

It is applied as a general strengthening agent, to increase resistance to stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergy, burning and heartburn, gastric and duodenal ulcers, bronchitis and pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, premenstrual syndrome, climacteric syndrome, various intoxications, acute respiratory diseases, influenza, various diseases of the respiratory system, diabetes, atherosclerosis, autoimmune diseases, etc.

With prolonged intake of large doses, loss of potassium and retention of sodium and water is possible, accompanied by an increase in arterial pressure, which is why when taking licorice preparations it is recommended to consume foods rich in potassium; combine it carefully with diuretics and cardiac glycosides; do not use it in heart failure, kidney disease and pregnancy.

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