PRIMARY USES: Adrenal Fatigue, Stress, Inflammatory Diseases, Gastriculcers, Lung Congestion
The uses for Licorice are vast and varied; it is known as an adrenal gland tonic for those with fatigue or ongoing stress. It helps the stressed adrenal gland to maintain its' production of adrenaline, cortisone and aldosterone when over burdened.
Licorice increases the hormone aldosterone, which makes one hold more water. In this way, it helps to hydrate a dry body, decrease the frequent need to urinate but increase the volume of urine; it is a specific for those who wake to urinate (eliminating other urinary infections, prostate problems, etc.). Furthmore, it also helps hydrate and soften dry stools, and hydrate skin in general. Licorice also is famous for healing stomach and duodenal ulcers.
It acts as an expectorant by thinning thick mucus in the lungs and soothe sore throats.
Licorice is an anti-inflammatory herb; it will also increase blood levels of ones cortisol and this cortisone will decrease inflammation for all inflammatory conditions such as asthma, psoriasis, hepatitis, lupus, MS, arthritis, eczema and other auto immune disorders. It also helps decrease the need for cortico-steroid medication.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS:
Pregnancy and Nursing, Possible potassium loss with long term use. Edema, High Blood Pressure. create water retention.
COMPLIMENTARY FORMULAS & SINGLE HERBS:
Reishi Eleuthero Master (fatigue, stress)
Respir-Ease (if congested)
Digest-Ease (if constipated)
DOSAGE: 20-40 drops, 2-3 times per day or as needed in juice or water,