|Ribbit||Date: Sunday, 2012-04-22, 9:42 PM | Message # 1|
Group: High Priest
|Licorice Root - This semi-sweet root comes from the licorice Plant Glycyrrhiza glabra . This root has been a long time favorite among herbalists and as a favorite being that it is used as a flavoring for licorice candies. This herb is a great tonic for the endocrine system which stimulates glad responsiveness and efficiency. It is especially useful and effective for treating adrenal exhaustion, which happens when one becomes both physically and emotionally overworked and over stressed. This wonderful root is also a preventative herb for those suffering from depression, as it inhibits certain neurotransmitters that react with hormone regulators that cause depression. Licorice supports and revitalizes the adrenal glands if used for consistent periods of time from several weeks to several months. Licorice Root also holds amazing respiratory function properties that acts as a bronchial anti-inflammatory. One great benefit of this herb is that unlike many herbs that are bitter, acrid, or sour is that it is tastes delightful making it a popular and easy to administer remedy for children, adults, and the elderly. This herb is also used to treat many other ailments including sore throats, coughs, stomach aches, digestive irritability, heartburn, colic, ulcers, stress, headaches and more. Being that Licorice is an extremely sweet herb depending on the person it is great when mixed with other herbs and other herbal remedies that are less palatable, resulting in a harmonizing and balancing effect. You can use the root in several different ways: in powder form you can add it to other herbal powder compounds or mixtures. You can use the grated or chopped root as an infusion for a delightful cup of tea. And for a more potent and effective effect you can use the root to make an herbal tincture. You can use it to make herbal syrups for coughs and sore throats, and you can even use it to make natural organic herbal candies, or pastry balls. Licorice Root does not contain any toxic properties and is safe to use; however it has been reported that it does affect water retention and can raise high blood pressure. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or incontinence problems please consult a physician or certified or experienced herbalist before using this herb in any way.
Many Blessings and Light,