Licorice. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Properties of Liquorice

- Licorice is an important remedy in the treatment of stomach and duodenal ulcers, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux, gastrointestinal spasms, bloating, constipation.
- Ideal for the treatment of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
- Potent antiviral action of essential oils.
- Indicated in intestinal inflammation.
- Hypertensive if used regularly.
- Also used in bronchitis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis.
- For external use: glossitis, stomatitis.

Contraindications of Licorice
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl alcohol.
- In the hypertension and diabetes (carbohydrate content).

Licorice Side Effects

- Despite its low toxicity is not recommended for long periods given by the increase in blood pressure and edema by retention of sodium, which is often incompatible with antihypertensive therapy with corticosteroids.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.
- Poisoning can cause increased tension, edema, muscle weakness, cramps, polyuria with hiperkaliuria and hypocalcemia.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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