Liquorice Root (lat. Glycyrrhiza glabra) it is recognized especially in Asia. Its qualities were well known to the ancient Chinese. In our latitude, i..
Liquorice Root (lat. Glycyrrhiza glabra) it is recognized especially in Asia. Its qualities were well known to the ancient Chinese. In our latitude, it is primarily identified with sweetness. Not without reason, because its taste is several dozen times sweeter than sucrose (white sugar) This is why, from the moment it was brought to modern Europe by the Dominicans in the 16th century, licorice was primarily used in the confectionery industry. As early as in the 17th century, the plant was assigned expectorant values and was used to treat ailments of the kidneys, stomach, bladder and liver. Glycyrrhizin contained in the licorice root binds water in the body, thanks to which it perfectly moisturizes the cells.
Take 1-2 tablespoons of shredded root for a glass of water. You need to cook for 5-15 minutes. Drain. Drink 1 glass of decoction 2-4 times a day.
Use 1-2 tablespoons of shredded root. Pour 1 glass of boiling water. brew the infusion for 30-40 minutes; strain. Drink 1 glass of infusion 2-4 times a day. For children, licorice tea can be brewed in milk with honey or raspberry juice.
You should consume 1-1.5 cups of infusion/decoction a day (that's about 3 grams of licorice root).
Consuming too much licorice root for a long time can cause side effects. The most common are:
The use of licorice with oral contraception may increase the above-mentioned side effects.
To avoid side effects, do not exceed the recommended doses.
Despite the many blessings that licorice can give us, we must remember that products containing licorice cannot be taken by everyone. Consuming licorice for too long (over 4 weeks) may lead to cardiac arrhythmias, edema, dizziness and increased blood pressure. The plant extract may also interact with other medications to reduce potassium levels. Licorice should not be taken by pregnant women. It is not a product recommended for children under 4 years of age. People suffering from diabetes, heart and liver disease, or hormonal diseases should also avoid licorice.
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