LIQUORICE – Glycyrrhiza Glabra L.)
The herb used in modern phytotherapy.
Its main active ingredient is the sweet-tasting Glycyrrhizine.
It helps maintain the normal functioning of the stomach and duodenal mucosa.
Folk medicine and phytotherapy applications:
Real licorice is officially listed not only in domestic but also in most European pharmacopoeias and in the Chinese pharmacopoeia.
Licorice is consumed in folk medicine as a herbal tea for coughs, whooping cough and influenza. In modern phytotherapy, the roots and rootstocks, extracts and active ingredients of the plant are common ingredients in herbal mixtures used for catarrhal diseases of the upper respiratory tract. It is also used in the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers and inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders.
Glycyrrhizin, which has a strong sweet taste, is important among the active ingredients of true licorice. The amount of saponins can reach 15%. In addition, the roots contain about 1% flavonoid compounds (glabridin, liquirycin and isolicviricin, etc.).
Consumption of 5-20 mg of the active substance Glabridine per day contributes to the reduction of body fat, which is contained in a special extract. Do not exceed the recommended daily amount!
The main physiological effects of licorice root are:
– increases blood pressure
The expectorant effect is exacerbated by increasing the secretion of airway mucous membranes and stimulating the function of the ciliary epithelium.
Its antiulcer effect is mainly attributed to increasing gastric secretion and stimulating the formation of gastric mucosal cells.
Licorice has antibacterial and antiviral properties and may play an important role in detoxifying the liver.
Flavonoids are partly responsible for the antispasmodic effect of licorice.
Contraindications: It is contraindicated in
potassium deficient conditions, high blood pressure (has an antihypertensive effect) and severe renal insufficiency, and during pregnancy.
Licorice extract, gelatin.
The capsule can be pulled apart and the contents can be consumed without it.
– 30 pcs, 100 pcs
Licorice itself is not consumed, only licorice extract is Glabridin!