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Liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra
Parts used: Roots.
Constituents: Triterpines, Triterpenoid saponins, Flavonoids, Coumarins, Bitters, Polysaccharides.
Actions: Expectorant, Spasmolytic, Demulcent, Adrenocorticotrophic, Cortisol like action, Ovarian tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-allergenic, Adrenal Restorative, Aperient, Immunostimulant, Hepatoprotective, Choleretic activity, Anti-tumour.
Indications:
Upper respiratory tract, cooling to the mucous membranes.
Asthma, bronchitis, dry coughs.
Ulcerative colitis, Crohn`s IBS, IBD, stomach and duodenal ulcers.
Chronic stress, Addison`s disease, also oestrogen, amenorrhoea.
Half life of cortisol also aldosterone, DHEA.
Specific for ovarian cysts and poly cystic ovaries.
Chronic skin diseases peptic ulcers chronic gastritis, arthritis.
Allergies.
Adrenal exhaustion, stress due to overwork, chronic fatigue syndrome.
Mild Laxative, Contact dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis.
Chronic hepatitis.
Stimulates liver and bile production and lowering cholesterol.
Inhibits gastric tumors.
Herbal extract: 20-30mL per week.
Energetics: Sweet, moist, Warming to the body.
Meridians: 12 main ones.
Contraindications: Hypertension, pregnancy, hypokalaemia, cirrhosis of the liver, oedema, kidney disease.
High doses may counteract the pill.
Give only for max 8 weeks, because it can raise blood pressure, But not if you give a potassium supplement.