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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.



LICORICE
(Glycyrrhiza glabra)
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CAUTION: Use only moderately when high blood pressure, edema, or electrolyte imbalance is present. Certainly not longer than two weeks. Should be avoided during pregnancy as there is a tendency toward over stimulation.

MEDICINAL USES:
Expectorant (expelling phlegm); antispasmodic; anodyne; demulcent; anti-inflammatory; mild cough suppressant; mildly laxative; antiviral properties.
Has been used for upper respiratory problems; as a digestive aid; for urinary tract infections and irritations, healing ulcers; important for adrenal support.




©2001 by Ernestina Parziale, CH

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