LIQUORICE ROOT (Glycyrrhiza glabra) – SWEET AND HELPFUL
INTERNAL: antiallergic, antispasmodic, expectorant, excellent emollient, antispaspastic, diuretic, estrogen, inflammatory, laxative or purgative (depending on dose) tracheobronchial and throat secretions fluidization, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and dysmenorrhea, general tonic.
EXTERNAL: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, regenerating and healing.
INTERNAL: premature menopause – powder, 3 tablespoons per day, taken before main meals.- osteoporosis – 2 teaspoons of powder per day. – hypomenorea, amenorrhea, female infertility – combined infusion of which drink one cup a day. – allergic sensitivity – take cure of 20 days with 14 days of rest. During the cure is administered a half a teaspoon of powder 4 times per day on an empty stomach. – mammary hypoplasia (underdevelopment of the breasts) – combined infusion, half a cup in the morning and evening. Are administered cures of 14 days which start from the first day of cessation of the menstrual cycle. – hirsutism, dry skin – powder, 2 teaspoons per day. – colitis fermentation – combined infusion 1-2 cups per day. – arthritis, kidney and gall stones – combined infusion, 3 cups per day.- hyperacidity gastritis, gastric ulcer, various etiologies of cough, bronchitis – cold macerate. Drink 3 cups a day.- constipation – combined infusion, 1 cup per day. – cough (especially irritating), bronchitis, tracheitis, laryngitis – combined infusion. Drink 2-3 cups per day.
EXTERNAL:– inflammation of the mouth – rinse mouth or gargle with concentrated combined infusion 2-3 times per day – pharyngitis, tonsillitis, irritating cough – gargle with concentrated combined infusion. 3 times per day.- conjunctivitis – combined infusion compresses applied on the closed eyelids. The compress is held 15-30 minutes.
PREPARATION AND ADMINISTRATION
The powder – plant is finely ground with electric coffee grinder then sifted through a flour sift. Take, usually, a teaspoon 4 times per day on an empty stomach. The powder is put under the tongue for 10-15 minutes, and then swallowed with water. The powder can not be preserved longer than 10 days because it alters its properties.
Combined infusion (recipe for obtaining 250 ml.) – 1-2 teaspoons with leaves powder are left to soak in half a cup of water from evening to morning, when filtered; the macerate is kept and the remaining powder to scald in a half cup of water for 20 minutes, then allowed to cool; combine the 2 extracts; This prepared is drank with a quarter of an hour before meal. Dose – 3 cups per day.
Concentrated combined infusion – is prepared like that for internal use except that it will be more concentrated: two teaspoons of herb instead of 1-2 teaspoons, and the boiling time during the preparation of the second phase will be 20 minutes on low heat.
Cataplasm – finely ground the plant with electric coffee grinder, then mix in a bowl of warm water until a paste is formed, which is placed in a gauze and applied on the affected area.
Long – term administration (over four weeks) can cause headaches, hypertension, edema. For this reason, this treatment it is generally undergo for 21 days, followed by a 10-14 day of rest period.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Contraindicated in hypertensive.