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Glycyrrhiza glabra


Allergies, stomach cramps, infection of the colon, gastritis, stomach ulcers, bronchitis, bronchis, asthma, cough, kidney diseases; as a anti-viral ...


Composition :
100 % Glycyrrhiza glabra rhizoma - 170 mg

Part used :

Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), also known as Licorice, is a legume and perennial herb in the Pea family (Fabaceae), native to southern Europe, parts of Asia and North America. It is botanically related to Anise (Star Anise or Fennel) and grows to about 1 meter (3ft) in height, with pinnate leaves about 7 – 15 cm (3–6in) long, with 9–17 leaflets. The flowers are about 1 cm (½in) long, purple to pale blue, produced in a loose inflorescence. The fruit is a oblong pod, 2 – 3 cm (approx. 1in) long, containing several seeds. The root is used to produce Liquorice which is used in cough syrups and to combat smoking.

Since a Dutch pharmacist in 1946 dicovered that Liquorice may help persons with stomach problems (a observation later confirmed by several university studies), it is used to treat stomach cramps, stomach ulcers, infections of the large intestine and so on. According to clinical trials, the bio-active ingredients glycyrrhizic acid and aglycone promote healing of stomach ulcers (the cause for the ulcer should be known or evaluated, however, to ensure correct choice of therapy and to avoid re-emergence).

The effect of Liquorice root is similar to that of cortisone, i.e. anti-inflammatory, pain reducing.

Note: Liquorice should not be taken over prolonged periods of time, or in excessively high dosage, as a deficiency in potassium and a disrupted water management (edema) may ensue (when Liquorice is halted, the symptoms disappear).


Take 2 capsules three times daily, with plenty of water.