How to take licorice root?

Licorice root is sold in pharmacies as a syrup. Take it as a supplement to other natural medicinal herbal collections , to enhance the effect . In some cases, the type of pure licorice root is used to create a decoction . What is so useful licorice ? It's the most powerful natural remedy , has expectorant , anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. Licorice root effectively treats bronchitis , pharyngitis and catarrhal diseases . It also contributes to the normalization of metabolism in the body of salt .

In what form to take licorice root
Licorice root is mainly taken in the form of decoctions or infusions.
  • Pour boiling water a tablespoon of the root (a glass of water on a spoon);
  • heat the mixture over a low heat for 15 minutes, covered;
  • let it brew broth and cool down for half an hour or an hour;
  • strain and squeeze the root, leaving all the liquid, add to it does not need anything ..
The broth is used as anti-inflammatory agent at the first sign of a cold or as a prevention during epidemics of SARS and
influenza . It is an effective tool that replaces other synthetic drugs prescribed for colds .

As the syrup of licorice root is often taken for coughs . Depending on the nature of the cough syrup drink or diluted pure. The recommended daily dose depends on the age of the patient . The diluted syrup of licorice root taken during dry cough , clean - with hard expectorant, wet and a strong cough and intestinal diseases.

Infusion of licorice root and sometimes take for constipation, as a natural laxative.
  • dry root pour boiling water (a glass of water on a tablespoon of the mixture);
  • let stand, covered, for an hour;
  • infusion drain and squeeze.
This tincture does not help with chronic constipation, but recurring has a beneficial effect on the intestines.

The dosage is adjusted depending on the age of the person, and also depending on the individual. For example, pregnant and nursing mothers to take licorice root should be only on the advice of the doctor, only in those volumes which are registered specialist. Strictly contraindicated in persons with licorice root worsening ulcers, as well as those who suffer from diabetes. Do not forget that the pharmacy syrup of licorice root contains large amounts of alcohol, which is also contraindicated for some people.

Children who have not yet 2 years old , syrup must be diluted in a spoonful of water. Total 1-2 drops per tablespoon . Do not mix the syrup with tea, juice or other liquids. Substances contained therein can react with the substances of the syrup to prevent an unexpected result .

For adults as a treatment for cough syrup recommended to mix in the proportion : one tablespoon of syrup in a glass of warm water . Children older than two years but less than 12 , the syrup is diluted in half a glass of water , just half a teaspoon . Children older than 12 years - half a glass of water a teaspoon of syrup is required . Drink after a meal strictly so as not to cause nausea, three times a day for a week and a half . After a break. Babies syrup was not isolated yield due to a high alcohol content . Decoctions and infusions in the recommended pediatric formulations .

A decoction of licorice root to provide an anti-inflammatory effect of taking adults five times a day (one tablespoon at a time) , children - a teaspoon of the same amount of time . Course of treatment - 10-12 days , depending on the neglect of the common cold .
Try not to mix licorice root with other drugs . The interval between doses of different means can not be less than two hours. A decoction of liquorice sweet and pleasant taste , but in large amounts can cause nausea or vomiting. In some cases, there is a strong dizziness. It is noted that the adoption of liquorice more put treatment and prevention may cause allergic attacks , swelling and even poisoning.