Licorice for coughs.
Useful properties of licorice.
Licorice has a wide range of beneficial substances for the human body.
The plant revealed the presence of 27 flavonoids, ascorbic acid, steroids, estriol, there is some gum, resin, essential oil and asparagine.
Flavonoids have versatile effects on the body — as antispasmodic, wound healing, and anti-inflammatory.
Licorice remedies are characterized by expectorant and soothing properties, and in some cases have an antitoxic effect.
The therapeutic effect on the body of licorice roots is due to the content of carbohydrates, glucose, fructose, starch and cellulose, as well as organic acids — fumaric, malic, citric, succinic.
Licorice is recognized by official medicine, and to date on its basis was created a large number of a variety of preparations of various spectrums of action.
Licorice substances have a versatile biological activity, their anti-inflammatory properties are similar to cortisone.
Thanks to glycyrrhizic and glycyrrheic acids, it is possible to use licorice for Addison’s disease and metabolic disorders in the body.
Glycyrrhizic acid derivatives affect inflammation similarly to Butadion: they reduce cyclic changes in the endometrium.
The most important pharmacological property is the stimulating effect of glycyrrhizic acid, which contributes to a rapid recovery from gastric and duodenal ulcers.
This same acid gives licorice its sweet taste, and therefore it can be used as a food sweetener for diabetic patients.
And it is the presence of glycyrrhizic acid that allows you to take licorice for poisoning, infectious diseases, manifestations of intoxication.
This is an excellent detoxifying agent, neutralizing the toxic effects of chemical drugs.
Licorice syrup has the same excellent therapeutic properties as the root. It has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory effects, accelerates the healing of ulcers, shows antimicrobial activity to staphylococci.
Syrup of licorice root for children will be very useful, it is a very mild and pleasant-tasting liquid, kids drink it with pleasure. The syrup can be made at home.
Recipe for licorice syrup: 4 grams of thick extract of licorice root should be mixed with 80 grams of sugar syrup, add 10 grams of alcohol.
Store the product in a tightly closed container in the refrigerator. Use the syrup for coughs, colds, tracheitis, hyperacid gastritis, peptic ulcer.
How to take the syrup? Dosage: 5-10 ml syrup with 200 ml of water or tea 2-3 times a day after a meal.