How to Use the Herb Licorice for Improving Health

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Steep licorice root in boiling water and use as an herbal cough medication. Licorice is used in many cough products on the market today.

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Drink licorice tea to ease indigestion and help heal ulcers. Licorice has shown effectiveness against H pylori.

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Drink licorice tea to ease symptoms of menopause. Licorice is mildly estrogenic.

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Make an herbal steam facial with licorice root to open the pore.

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Be safe. Licorice is considered safe to use with few side effects in the correct dose. However, any herb can cause allergic reaction and interact with medications you may already be taking. Caution should also be used when dealing with young children and herbal remedies as they are much more dose sensitive due to their smaller size and standardization is difficult when dealing with fresh herbs. If buying herbal remedies for improving health in capsule form from the health food store follow the manufactures recommendations.

Disclaimer
This article is meant to be informational and educational regarding traditional uses of herbs for medicinal purposes and not as medical advice. Always follow up with your doctor for concerns regarding your health. The FDA approves herbs as dietary supplements only.

Sources:
"Herbal and Healing Remedies" by Jason Elias MA,Lac and Shelagh Ryan Masline, copyright1995, Lynn Sonberg Books Associates
"New Herb Bible" by Earl Mindell R.Ph., Ph.D, copyright 2000, Simon & Schuster Publishing
"The Little Herb Encyclopedia" by Jack Ritchason N.D. , copyright 1995, Woodland Health Books
"Aromatherapy for Common Ailments" by Shirley Price, copyright 1991, Simon & Schuster Publishing
"Rodale's Illustrated encyclopedia of Herbs" by Claire Kowalchik & William H. Hylton, Editiors, copyright 1998, Rodale Press Inc.
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Tips and Warnings

  • The root is the part used in herbal remedies.
  • Licorice can be toxic in too high doses.
  • Pregnant women should not use Licorice.
  • People with HTN of cardiac problems should not use Licorice.
  • Disclaimer This article is meant to be informational and educational regarding traditional uses of herbs for medicinal purposes and not as medical advice. Always follow up with your doctor for concerns regarding your health. The FDA approves herbs as dietary supplements only.