Licorice Root, tincture's run about $16.00 on-line. You can make them for under $3.00!!
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Licorice can help to keep your lungs clear, your digestive tract calm, your colon cleansed and your adrenal gland functioning properly. Also a reliable and pleasant way to soothe a sore throat. Superior expectorant for respiratory problems. Loosens phlegm and ease non-productive coughs. It is also very helpful for bronchitis, congestion and colds.
As an anti-inflammatory, Licorice is helpful in treating arthritis, rheumatism and stiff, painful joints.
Licorice suppors good digestion and healthy gastrointestinal system. It has been known to coat the stomach's lining with a mucus, rather than restraining the secretion of gastric acid and reduce the activity of pepsin. This herb may also protect the colon and treat ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Celiac disease, gastritis and peptic ulcer.
As a antibacterial, Licorice seems to stop the growth of many bacteria and is a further support for the respiratory tract by treating infection.
An antiviral, Licorice combats viruses, including hepatitis-B, Epstein-Barr virus. It can be effective in treating viral hepatitis, particularly chronic active hepatitis.
This herb has a cleansing stimulant that is effective in removing toxins and wastes from the body. It is also thought to be good for bladder and kidney ailment.
Modern herbalists use Licorice to sustain adrenal function and treat adrenal insufficiencies, including hypoglycemia and Addison's disease. It is also used to purify the liver, helping its defenses against liver diseases, such as cirrhosis and hepatitis (under a physician's care).
Other uses: adrenal exhaustion, age spots, arteriosclerosis, as a blood cleanser, detoxifier, purifier, adjusts blood salts, balances blood sugar, cancer, circulation, colds, constipation, coughs, Cushings' disease, dropsy, drug withdrawal, emphysema, endurance, energy, female complaints, fevers, flu, heart strengthener, hoarseness, hypoglycemia, to increase effectiveness of adrenal hormone glucocorticoids in liver, impotency, liver protector, all lung problems, to heal and protect mucus membranes, nausea, to induce ovulation, Parkinson's disease, pituitary, expels phlegm, natural steroids, sore throat, general tonic, ulcers, vitality, hepatitis, chronic fatigue and Crohns disease.
CAUTION: Do not use if have cirrhosis of the liver. Large and frequent doses may worsen hypertension. Pregnant women,and those with high blood pressure should avoid this herb. Diabetics should use caution with this herb and people suffering from heart disease should not use Licorice unless under a physician's care.