Properties: licorice root regulates water-salt metabolism. It contains an adaptogen - a substance that can increase the body's resistance to oxygen deficiency and has a positive effect on the hormonal system. Also, as a result of research, a high estrogenic activity of the plant was found. Foaming saponins increase the secretory function of the epithelium of the respiratory system, under their influence, liquefaction of sputum occurs, breathing is facilitated during colds. Licorice has an antiviral and antipyretic effect. Bioflavonoids antispasmodically affect the smooth muscles of the urinary tract, bile ducts and intestines, inhibit the secretion of gastric juice. Also, flavonoid compounds strengthen blood vessels, normalizing their permeability. Sodium salt of glycyrrhetinic acid inhibits the activity of simple worms. The popularity of the root used in medicinal preparations for acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma is caused by the high efficiency of treatment, which has been proven by centuries of practice. It is useful to take licorice-based products for lupus erythematosus, chronic skin diseases, allergies, pemphigus, eczema, neurodermatitis, and allergic dermatitis. In the treatment of skin integument resort to the external use of decoctions and infusions of licorice. The use of the plant root is recommended for kidney pathology. Licorice root is prescribed for pyelonephritis, inflammation of the bladder, urolithiasis and for the prevention of these and many other diseases. A decoction of licorice roots helps with chronic fatigue, rapid fatigue, restores the nervous system, normalizes sleep. A decoction of the roots of the plant, prepared in milk, is useful for children with whooping cough. Licorice root is an incredibly effective way to protect and restore liver function. There is a lot of evidence that the miracle root can reduce the likelihood of cirrhosis and liver cancer, lower the concentration of transaminase enzymes (their elevated blood level indicates organ damage). Ancient Chinese doctors claimed that licorice root retains beauty and youth, prolongs life, and increases the body's resistance to disease. It is recommended to be used by older people, equating ginseng in properties. It significantly reduces the amount of cholesterol in the blood, corrects the endocrine system, stimulating the secretory function of the glands, and also strengthens the immune system, tones, and exhibits antidepressant properties. Proper use of licorice root will necessarily lead to positive treatment results.
Infusion: you need to mix 1 tablespoon of crushed roots, pour 2 teaspoons of this mixture into 400 ml of cold boiled water, insist for 8 hours and take 100 ml of food 2 times a day. Licorice infusions are pleasant to taste, have a specific aromatic odor.
Licorice broth: dry root (10 g) is placed in an enameled dish, poured with hot water (200 ml), kept in a water bath under a lid for 15–20 minutes, insisted for 40 minutes. After cooling, the product must be filtered, brought up to 200 ml and taken in 1 tablespoon 4-5 times a day. The course of treatment is 10 days.