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Licorice uses that most people do wrong


When it comes to licorice, many friends must know and have used it, especially in some cough medicines. In fact, the use of licorice is very particular. Taking cough as an example, many people use it wrongly. Licorice is more suitable for asthma and cough. When used together with other cough medicines, it can treat different types of coughs.


Licorice is a traditional Chinese medicine with great magical powers. Roasted licorice can warm the heart, raw licorice can relieve fire, and more importantly, it is the effect of reconciling the medicines you mentioned.


The efficacy of licorice said one by one:


Roasted licorice


Zhigancao is generally used as Zhigancao Decoction, which warms the middle and dispels cold, moistens the lungs and harmonizes the middle, and can also invigorate the spleen and Qi. It is widely used clinically and used frequently. Because licorice itself is sweet in nature, and roasted licorice is made of licorice and honey, it is used as an additive in cakes in the food field to increase the sweetness.


raw licorice


Raw licorice mainly clears heat and detoxifies, relieves cough and eliminates phlegm, especially the antitussive effect is obvious. Common compound licorice tablets can be used for the treatment of heart palpitations, shortness of breath, cough and excessive phlegm.


reconcile the medicines


Traditional Chinese medicine is divided into monarchs, ministers and assistants, the monarch is the main medicine, and other medicines are also used or not used. Licorice is often used as a prescription to alleviate the toxicity and potency of drugs. Zhou Jianming's research paper reveals the compatibility mechanism of licorice to reconcile various medicines: it may participate in the induction of cytochrome P450 3A4 expression, and then accelerate the metabolism of toxic components in other traditional Chinese medicines or Chinese medicine compound taken together with it, so as to alleviate the medicinal properties. Reach the purpose of reconciling various medicines.



edible value


The edible value of licorice is basically the same as its medicinal value. Raw licorice is mainly used for clearing away heat, detoxifying and purging fire, relieving cough, phlegm and asthma. If you have a cough with a lot of phlegm, you can use the traditional Chinese medicine licorice to relieve it, but the dosage should not be too large, and it cannot be used frequently. Stop using it after the symptoms are relieved. If soaking in water, use within 2 grams each time; if making soup with loofah, etc., use within 10 grams each time.


as a food additive


As a food additive, licorice extract is mainly used as a sweetener. It is very sweet and the actual dosage is very small, so it is basically safe and harmless.



disabled crowd


People with high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, and pregnant and lactating women should avoid using licorice.


Although licorice is widely used in clinical prescriptions, please do not use it in daily health care. Make full use of strengths and avoid weaknesses, let it play a more role in clinical practice.


master application


Not recommended for use on its own, or as a sweetener. It is difficult for ordinary people to master the dosage. After all, licorice is a traditional Chinese medicine, and careless application can lead to problems such as elevated blood pressure and decreased kidney function.


Not all traditional Chinese medicines need licorice for reconciliation. Among the eighteen anti-Chinese medicines, licorice anti-euphorbia, genkwa, kansui, and seaweed. Concomitant use of opposite medicines is prohibited.

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