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Herbs: Licorice Root

 

Pure licorice root is also a herbal medicine that, while very effective, carries risk of side-effects at high doses or in susceptible people.

Licorice root has the following actions:

  • soothes coughs
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Laxative
  • Increases resistance to the effects of physical, mental and emotional stress
  • Pprotects the liver
  • Antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial
  • Antioxidant and antitumor
  • Hormonal regulation

Pure licorice root is also a herbal medicine that, while very effective, carries risk of side-effects at high doses or in susceptible people. Licorice root contains many anti-depressant compounds and is an excellent alternative to St. John’s Wort, which some people may have allergies to.

It boosts immune system: by boosting levels of interferon, a key immune system chemical that fights off attacking viruses. It relieves pain and stress, it has an aspirin-like action and is helpful in relieving fevers and soothing pain such as headaches. It also lessens symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia by enhancing cortisol activity, glycyrrhizin helps to increase energy, ease stress and reduce the symptoms of ailments sensitive to cortisol levels, such as chronic fatigue syndrome.

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