Licorice is a very common Chinese medicinal material, which has been deeply involved in the daily life of thousands of households since ancient times. This is not only because it can be used as a medicinal material to cure diseases and save lives, but also because it has a wide range of uses. Adding it to food or drinks can enhance its sweetness, and it is deeply loved by everyone. Below, the editor will introduce the functions of licorice in detail for you, and see what aspects licorice can be used for.
1. Invigorate the spleen and replenish qi: Traditional Chinese medicine says that "the spleen is the foundation of the day after tomorrow". The body's qi and blood depends on whether the spleen is full, and licorice just has the effect of nourishing the spleen and replenishing qi. Many patients with weak spleen and stomach and poor qi and blood often take licorice to cook medicinal meals to enhance their spleen and stomach functions. At the same time, patients with heart qi deficiency, palpitations, and intermittent pulse can also use licorice to nourish the heart qi, such as Zhigancao Decoction.
2. Relieving spasm and relieving pain: Traditional Chinese medicine says that "sweet can relieve convulsions and relieve pain". Licorice is sweet in taste and has a good pain relieving effect. Clinically, it is often used together with peony to treat stomach pain, abdominal pain, gastrocnemius muscle spasm and other pain syndromes.
3. Eliminate phlegm and relieve cough: According to clinical research, licorice can not only relieve cough caused by throat irritation, but also promote the secretion of pharynx and bronchial mucosa, making it easier to cough up phlegm in the throat. Clinically, it is often used for cough with excessive phlegm, asthma, and sticky phlegm that is difficult to cough up due to bronchitis, emphysema, etc. And our most commonly used licorice cough products are compound licorice mixture, but this kind of medicine is a prescription drug, and generally you need to go to the hospital to buy it.
4. Heat-clearing and detoxifying: Licorice has the effect of clearing away heat and detoxifying. It has good antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects on diseases such as carbuncle sores, sore throat, and dampness. At the same time, the detoxification effect of licorice is very good. According to records, "licorice cures 72 kinds of lactite poisons and 1200 kinds of plant poisons", which can not only relieve the symptoms of poisoning, but also reduce the probability of death due to poisoning.
5.Harmonize various medicines: The ancients said: "Glycyrrhiza has the nature of neutralization, and it has the power of regulating and tonifying." Therefore, Chinese medicine practitioners often use licorice to reconcile the properties of various medicines in the prescription, especially those drugs with strong properties need licorice to reconciliation.
To sum up, licorice is a blindly practical medicinal material, which has a wide range of effects in the treatment of cough and other diseases. We provide the production and sales of high-quality licorice and other medicinal materials. If you need it, you can find more introductions and information on our website. You are very welcome to buy licorice from us.