Licorice calm cough and heartburn

Licorice is not only a confectionery. It is used for a long time in herbal medicine to aid digestion or streamline the bronchi. For the majority of us, licorice is a black candy instead sticking to the particular taste. But it is primarily a plant with many therapeutic virtues. She is also enrolled in the […]

Licorice is not only a confectionery. It is used for a long time in herbal medicine to aid digestion or streamline the bronchi.

For the majority of us, licorice is a black candy instead sticking to the particular taste. But it is primarily a plant with many therapeutic virtues. She is also enrolled in the Pharmacopée française as a “medicinal plant traditionally used in mixtures for herbal teas for medicinal preparations”..

The plant grows mostly in Asia minor and in the South of Europe. We reap its root, the ‘liquorice wood’ which houses the active principles, and found in pharmacy. It contains sugars, flavonoids, plant sterols, steroids and especially glycyrrhizin, which however can be toxic at high doses.

“Licorice helps cure a number of ailments, its possible side effects being easily avoided,” explains Dr. Jean-Michel Morel, herbal medicine..

Licorice protects the stomach licorice is, at the level of the mucous membranes, healing and anti-inflammatory. Some of its constituents (saponins, such as glycyrrhizin, the main) increase the secretion of gastric mucus, thus diluting the acid contents of the stomach…

Thanks to this property, the licorice reduced heartburn and abdominal pain. Stomach cramps are relieved. It helps also to prevent and treat stomach ulcers, as well as duodenal ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori. «Its sugar inhibit the accession of ulcerogene, h. pylori bacteria to mucosal», says Dr. Morel…

How to use: chew a licorice root or swallow a standardized fluid extract (Phytostandard, of Pileje), pipette dosing twice daily outside meals, staple cures, three weeks for example. “It may be combined with plantain, in equal quantity in a preparation in a pharmacy, a teaspoon morning and night.

It radiates the bronchi Infusions, drops, syrups… Licorice is recognized by the commission E, benchmark German herbal medicine, to calm coughs. It facilitates expectoration in regulating mucus secretion: it stimulated in case of cough, thins the cough. It could also be immunostimulant and antiviral…

How to use: take five to six days, while the breathing episode, extracts of liquorice or a homeopathic remedy, in paste form to suck (liquorice Sambucus de Boiron, 10 to 12 blocks per day)…

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It allows to adapt to stress the licorice, specifically the glycyrrhizin, blocks the transformation of the cortisol cortisone, which increases the amount of cortisol circulating in the body. However, it produced in response to stress to cope, gives energy throughout the body. It must however be very careful because this property can result in hypertension.

How to use: take three weeks cure a liquorice extract, one to two capsules or pipettes dosing per day, “to unblock a situation after a traumatic event”, says Dr. Morel, the relay being taken by ginseng and rhodiola..

The precautions for use of licorice consume too much licorice is not good as glycyrrhizin may cause high blood pressure, promote water retention, and increased loss of potassium. With the key, headache, cramps, palpitations…

These effects are generally observed during prolonged use and from one gram of glycyrrhizin per day, or 20 g dried root or 80 to 100 g of fresh root. But some, especially after 40 years, can show signs of intoxication at lower doses (300-400 mg/day). Therefore, a licorice treatment should not last more than four to six weeks…

It is discouraged to hypertension or those suffering from renal or cardiac insufficiency.
It must not be associated with cortisone-based drugs, a diuretic or a Digitalis, nor in the case of hypokalemia or water retention.
Finally, it is contraindicated in pregnant women and those who have had breast cancer because steroids it contains have an action mimicking that of estrogen…

Namely: licorice root inhibits the absorption of dietary cholesterol. It contains plant sterols that take the place of cholesterol on receptors in the intestinal mucosa. Consequence: cholesterol from food is not absorbed, but eliminated…

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