Medicinal properties of liquorice

Licorice root helps the treatment of inflammatory respiratory diseases: tracheitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchial asthma.This drug has an emollient, expectorant, anti-inflammatory effect.Licorice root exhibits therapeutic effect due to its content of glycyrrhizin.This substance increases the activity of ciliated epithelium, stimulates the secretory function of the mucous membranes, facilitates expectoration.Licorice root is effective in the dry and wet cough.The tool significantly reduces the period of dry cough, phlegm causes.When wet cough remedy promotes liquefaction and increased sputum volume, improving expectoration.

How to cure cough, licorice root

Licorice root is used to make several kinds of cough medicines.On sale is a syrup, extract, tablets, alcoholate.The syrup is a thick liquid having a brown
color, it contains licorice root extract, alcohol and sugar.This means taking after a meal 1 teaspoon three to four times a day with plenty of water.

dry extract - is a powder from the dried root of the licorice, it is used to prepare the broth.To make it, you need 1 tablespoon of funds pour 1 cup of hot water, put on half an hour in a water bath.Then the broth should be cooled at room temperature for 10 minutes, strain through a cheesecloth, folded in several layers, adding boiling water to reach a volume of 200 ml.Broth when coughing drink 1-2 tablespoons for 30 minutes before meals three to four times a day.

thick extract of licorice root is prepared with the addition of 0.25% ammonia solution.It is used in the manufacture of tablets.Licorice root can be found in the tablets.Before use, one tablet is dissolved in a glass of warm water receiving means twice a day.The infusion of liquorice on alcohol can be prepared at home.To this pulverized root connected with vodka in a ratio of 1 to 5, were placed in a dark place for two weeks.After that filter and take a means of twice daily 30 drops with water.

Licorice root in any form taken by coughing for no longer than 10 days.The tool is contraindicated in hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, obesity, pregnancy.Long-term use of drugs containing licorice root may lead to violations of water-electrolyte balance and cause edema.