Syrup of licorice root
Glycyrrhiza glabra is the official name of the plant that is used in the manufacture of syrup of licorice root. This small shrub of the legume family possesses a thick woody root, which contains many medicinal substances, vitamins and minerals as well as essential oils. Drug action of licorice root is confirmed by official medicine. This plant is part of many drugs, mainly intended for the treatment of upper respiratory tract.
Of licorice root make syrup, which has a pronounced sweet taste it gives contained in the plant glycyrrhizic acid. This tool has several useful properties: anti-inflammatory, emollient, immunostimulant, regenerating, expectorant and others. Healing effect of the syrup allows you to quickly heal and disinfect minor wounds in the throat, which often occur in diseases of the throat.
Syrup of licorice root destroys many pathogenic microorganisms: it effectively fights mycobacteria, staphylococci, and also stops the development of tumors. Tannins in the composition of this medium and improve the work of gastrointestinal tract – a "side effect" of medication against cough never hurt anyone. This syrup has almost no harmful side effects, occasional allergic reactions.
When to take licorice?
Syrup of licorice root taken for diseases of the throat, bronchi and other respiratory organs. It is prescribed when tracheitis, pneumonia, acute and chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, asthma. This tool is very good in dry and wet cough, observed during infectious diseases. It soothes and relieves pain in the throat. In some cases it is taken for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. It is very important not to drink the syrup for longer than ten days. Contraindications for use are sensitivity to this product, gastric and duodenal ulcers, it is also desirable to drink licorice syrup for patients with diabetes.
How to take syrup of licorice root for different ages?
Syrup of licorice root is widely used in Pediatrics, it is harmless for kids, and its pleasant, sweet taste like a lot of kids. Syrup you need to drink three times a day. But in the treatment of people of any age, it is important to follow the dosage, especially careful to give it to young children due to alcohol content.
Babies up to two years add one or two drops in dessert spoon of water, for children from two to twelve years old need to be diluted half a teaspoon of the syrup into a quarter Cup of water. Since twelve years of age you can give one teaspoon in a quarter Cup, and adults can use a dessert spoon for the reception.