Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is an amazing plant with interesting health and caring properties. It is mainly associated with sweets with a specific taste and black color. Licorice root is naturally sweet due to the presence of glycyrrhizin, which is 50 times sweeter than sugar. Liquorice bioactive substances are known for their positive effects on the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system and female reproductive system.
Licorice occurs in Europe and Asia, and its history dates back to ancient times. It was formerly used to treat many diseases, from colds and gastrointestinal ailments, to liver diseases and inflammation. Licorice is one of the most important herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF LIQUORICE ROOT
- Licorice positively affects the condition of the walls of the stomach and intestines. Promotes healing of irritation and mucosal defects. The active compounds contained in licorice inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori.- Relieves asthmatic, allergic and associated cough
- Helps maintain balance in the female sex hormone economy. Alleviates the negative effects of menopause.
- Has a positive effect on the skin. It is suitable for the care of atopic, eczema and inflammatory changes as well as for daily care of all skin types. It soothes irritations, itching, redness and swelling.
WHEN TO USE
- Irritated stomach and intestines
- menopause and PMS
- for skin care
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LIQUORICE DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE
- Licorice root has a very sweet taste, similar to anise, with a bitter-salty taste. The longer the root stays in the water, the more intense it gives the flavor, so it should not be brewed for too long
- It is best to prepare the brew from licorice root. Just pour boiling water over it and brew for about 5 minutes - it's worth adjusting the amount of liquorice and brewing time to your taste preferences
- A pinch of cut licorice root is worth adding to tea to give it an interesting, sweet taste. Licorice goes well with herbal, spice and ginger teas. It doesn't go well with fruit teas and lemon juice. Licorice root can also be chewed.
- The dried root should be stored in a tightly closed container. You can store it for a very long time.
- Licorice raises blood pressure, so it should not be used by people with hypertension!
- People suffering from heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and hypokalemia should not take licorice.
- It is better not to eat licorice in the evening, because it can interfere with falling asleep.
- Licorice should not be used for a long time. After 4 weeks of use, take a break.
- Excessive licorice intake can cause side effects such as elevated aldosterone levels, headaches, fatigue, high blood pressure, and water retention.
We have known coronaviruses for a long time. In 2003, it was proved that a substance called glycyrrhizin contained in licorice, works better antivirally than synthetic drugs from pharmacies. The study was published in the most important scientific journal The Lancet.
The antiviral potential of ribavirin, 6-azauridine, pyrazofurin, mycophenolic acid and glycyrrhizin has been studied. Glycirizine was found to be the most active in inhibiting SARS-inducing coronavirus replication (severe acute respiratory distress syndrome).
Glycirizine has high virus selectivity. In addition to inhibiting replication, glycyrrhizin inhibits the absorption and penetration of the virus into cells. The mechanism of action is not entirely known, but it is known to include effects on cell signaling pathways and the stimulation of nitric oxide synthase and its production by macrophages.
Licorice against viruses and microbes
Licorice root is a powerful antiviral agent. Its main component, glycyrrhizin, works against a wide range of microorganisms. It inhibits the ability of enveloped viruses to bind to host cells. Works effectively on enveloped viruses, among others
Nitric oxide inhibits the replication of various viruses. Glycirizine should be used for a short time, with long-term use side effects such as hypertension and reduced blood potassium may occur, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the side effects before using licorice root
Licorice will not save us from disease. But it will cause that when we get sick, glycirizine will inhibit the penetration of viruses through cell membranes.