Licorice Root (dried, organic)
"It has the property of quenching thirst if one holds it in the mouth" - Theophrastus of Lesbos c310 BC
Root - Tincture - Use as an anti-inflammatory for arthritic or allergic conditions, as a digestive stimulant or for lung disorders. Prescribed for gastric inflammation or to encourage adrenal function after steroid therapy. Helps disguise the flavour of other medicines.
Root - Decoction - Prescribed to reduce stomach acidity in ulceration.
Root - Syrup - Take a syrup made from the decoction as a soothing expectorant for asthma and bronchitis.
Caution - Avoid licorice in high blood pressure, as it is believed to cause fluid retention. Licorice should not be taken by people on digoxin-based drugs.
Above information source - The Herb Society's Complete Medical Herbal book - Penelope Ody MNIMH
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