Licorice Root - Benefits And Side Effects
Botanical name: : Glycyrrhiza glabra
Actions: Aperient, demulcent, emollient, expectorant, flavoring, pectoral, sialogogue, and slightly stimulant
Parts used : Root and dried rhizome
Licorice is a flavorful herb that has been used in food and medicinal remedies for thousands of years. Licorice grows wild in some parts of Europe and Asia. A perennial that grows 3 to 7 feet high, licorice has an extensive branching root system. The roots are straight pieces of wrinkled, fibrous wood, which are long and cylindrical and grow horizontally underground. Licorice roots are brown on the outside and yellow on the inside. Licorice products are made from the roots and underground stems of the plant.
Licorice is included in most Chinese herb combinations to balance the other herbs and to promote vitality. It is a source of magnesium, silicon and thiamine.
Medical uses and benefits of Licorice
Licorice is taken orally. The average daily dosage is:
Crushed Licorice Root: 5 to 15 grams (about 1-1/2 to 5 teaspoonfuls)
(c) Health-care-clinic.org All rights reserved
Disclaimer: Health-care-clinic.org website is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. Always take the advice of professional health care for specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment. We will not be liable for any complications, or other medical accidents arising from the use of any information on this web site. Please note that medical information is constantly changing. Therefore some information may be out of date.