How to make a syrup of licorice?

Liquorice ( licorice , licorice ) - a perennial plant , which has a strong root system . The most popular are two types of plants : Ural licorice and liquorice . Both types - the source of the root, which has long been used in food , cosmetics and medicine. Licorice grows as a weed in fields and along roadsides . About the medicinal properties of licorice people were known in prehistoric times.

Licorice has long been recognized by official medicine, on the basis of medicinal plants, a large number of different drugs spectrum.

The composition of the licorice root:
  • steroids (anti-inflammatory action is performed);
  • glucuronic acid (removes toxins from the body and eliminates toxins and is therefore widely used licorice for the treatment of intoxication);
  • ascorbic acid;
  • essential oils;
  • flavonoids (antispasmodic action is carried out by eliminating capillary fragility);
  • saponin, glycyrrhizin (increases the secretion of the glands, so that licorice root is a diuretic, laxative and expectorant);
  • asparagine.
Due rich composition licorice root can reduce cholesterol levels, as well as clear the circulatory system.

One of the main features of the root is the ability to effectively resist pathogens - staphylococci and mycobacteria.

Licorice root is well regulated water-salt metabolism.

Syrup of licorice root are usually prescribed for the treatment of gastritis, gastric ulcers, tracheitis, acute and chronic bronchitis.
  1. 4 c.
  2. Add 10 gr.
  3. Store in a tightly closed container in the refrigerator.
Syrup of licorice is simply indispensable for bronchitis ( both acute and chronic form) , as it provides a comprehensive healing effect : increased secretion of the glands of the bronchi , reduces the swelling of the mucous . As a result, significantly reduces the viscosity of mucus and facilitates expectoration and breathing.

The course of treatment is usually 7 to 10 days , but it depends on the individual characteristics and disease. Doses , duration of the course and the need for its repetition must define a doctor. Syrup of licorice root - thick liquid of dark color , sweet taste , has a peculiar pungent odor.

Adults are usually given to make the syrup three times a day for one teaspoon.

Children under 2 years are 1-2 drops of syrup, which is diluted in a teaspoon of water , 3 times a day . Kids need to give the medicine with caution , talking to your doctor . Do not forget that alcohol is present in the syrup . Kids ( 2 - 6 years ) appoint 2-10 drops 3 times a day. Babies ( 6 - 12) necessary to give a syrup 50 drops diluted in warm water , three times per day. Children ( under 12 years ), take half a teaspoon of syrup diluted in a teaspoon of warm water , 3 times a day .

Please note that the syrup has its contraindications:
  • pregnancy;
  • diabetes;
  • lactation;
  • asthma;
  • are allergic to components of the preparation.
With prolonged use of drugs on the basis of licorice may increase pressure occur fluid retention , and disturb the operation of the genitourinary system . Before using medications should consult a physician .