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Precautions of the licorice water for health


1. The effect of taking licorice tablets is the best


The effects of different licorice consumption methods are also different. Experts told us that the effect of taking licorice is very good. Many people said that after taking licorice tablets, they found that the effect of cough relief was not very good. This is probably caused by the different methods of taking them.


2. Do not use licorice tablets continuously for more than seven days


Long-term use of licorice tablets is prone to addiction. This is because licorice tablets contain some opioids, which are easily addictive if taken for a long time. Therefore, experts suggest that you should not take licorice tablets continuously for more than one week, and stop immediately after you find that the symptoms of cough and other symptoms are relieved.


The origin environment of licorice


Licorice mostly grows in arid and semi-arid sandy soils, desert edges and loess hilly areas. It is also easy to reproduce in the fields and riverbanks of the Yellow River irrigation area, and has strong adaptability and stress resistance.


Licorice likes an ecological environment with sufficient light, less rainfall, hot summer, severe cold in winter, and large temperature difference between day and night. It has the characteristics of light, drought, heat, salt, and cold. Grows in good sandy soil.


The effect of licorice


1. Invigorate the spleen and qi


This product is yellow in color and sweet in taste. When it is baked, it will increase the temperature. The yellow color enters the spleen. It can be used for a variety of qi deficiency syndromes, such as heart qi deficiency, palpitations, pulse knots, and weakness of the spleen and stomach. It is often used with Codonopsis pilosula, Atractylodes macrocephala and other spleen-invigorating and Qi-invigorating drugs, such as Atractylodes macrocephala, Poria cocos, Codonopsis pilosula, etc., to treat qi deficiency and spleen weakness.


2. Clear heat and detoxify


When used raw, licorice calms the Qi and relieves fire from the heart, so it has the effect of clearing heat and detoxifying. Modern medicine has confirmed that licorice has a good detoxification function, and it has also been proved that it can inhibit gastric acid secretion, thereby preventing and improving gastrointestinal ulcer disease.


3. Eliminate phlegm and relieve cough


Licorice can be used for various asthma coughs. The ancients said that "no cough without phlegm" and "disharmony in the middle will cause phlegm and saliva to gather". Licorice and Zhongbu soil, the spleen is strong to remove dampness, and phlegm disappears to stop coughing.


4. Harmonize medicinal properties


Since licorice is uniquely sweet and ambiguous, and has the function of alleviating the properties of other medicinal flavors, it can coordinate the nature and flavor of other medicinal flavors in compound prescriptions. In all kinds of prescriptions, licorice can make the medicines harmonize with each other without competing with each other, so the ancients believed that it can "harmonize all kinds of medicines" and make medicines of different natures work in a coordinated manner.


5. Lower cholesterol


Licorice can also lower cholesterol in patients with high blood pressure, and has analgesic and anticonvulsant functions.


6. Regulating hormone secretion


Licorice contains isoflavones, which means it can produce estrogenic and/or antiestrogenic effects. Therefore, this herb is believed to help regulate endocrine and reduce PMS and menopausal symptoms.


7. Anti-acid


Licorice root has the effect similar to that of adrenal cortex hormone, which can inhibit the hypersecretion of gastric acid caused by histamine, and can play an antacid and relieve gastrointestinal smooth muscle spasm.


8. Balance female hormones


Licorice root contains glycyrrhizin, which is a hormone-like compound. This substance helps to balance the hormone content in women, so it is often used to treat the symptoms of menopause in women.

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