Licorice Root Tincture
Guaranteed Mother Tincture
Keep your lungs clear, your digestive tract calm, your colon cleansed and your adrenal gland functioning properly. Soothe a sore throat, skin disease, coughs, colds, bronchitis, eye conditions and hair loss. Contains anti-viral properties, used for the viral family of herpes such as chicken pox, shingles, genital or labial herpes, shingles and cold sores. Sustain adrenal function and treat adrenal insufficiencies, including hypoglycemia and Addison's disease, purify the liver, helping in the defense against liver disease, such as cirrhosis and hepatitis (under a physician's care). Contains anti-depressant compounds and is an excellent alternative medicine to St. John's wort. Relieves fever, soothes the pain of headaches, useful in treating menstrual pain and the symptoms of PMS and menopause, lessen the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and fibromyalgia.
Expectorant used for respiratory problems, helps loosen phlegm and ease congestion and cough by helping to loosen and thin mucus in the airways, fight viruses that cause respiratory illness and an overproduction of mucus in the body, anti-viral properties may help to shorten the duration of upper-respiratory infection. Its anti-allergenic effect is found to be very useful for hay fever, allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis and bronchial asthma.
May be useful for the treatment of menstrual abnormalities, or PMS, with bloating, nausea, menstrual cramps, irritability and breast tenderness, exhaustion, mood swings and hot flashes, by helping to balance the hormones in the body, yeast infection caused by Candida albicans and other yeast infections.
Nervousness, depression, melancholy, persistent fatigue, anxiety. Support for good digestion and healthy gastrointestinal system, soothes the mucous membranes and protects the stomach and intestines. Fight ulcers as effectively as prescription drugs when it is combined with antacids, protect those who are taking aspirin from stomach ulcers, as aspirin tend to irritate the lining of the digestive tract and may contribute to this condition. Protect the colon, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, celiac disease and gastritis, mild laxative.
May control the cholesterol levels, anti-oxidant action that may enhance capillary health and hinder the growth of arterial plaque. A study found that people who take up to 900 mg of Licorice for 8 weeks showed a remarkable decrease in body fat, body weight, LDL cholesterol levels and body mass index. However, people who take more than 20 grams/day, may raise blood levels of the hormone aldosterone, which can cause serious side effects such as a headache, heart problems, and high blood pressure.
An antiviral to combat viruses, including herpes simplex, sores, and shingles. May suppress the return and progression of cold sores due to the herpes virus.
Nutrients: Biotin, calcium, choline, iron, lecithin, magnesium, manganese, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E.
Drug interactions: Interacts with Digoxin, loop diuretics, Thiazide diuretics. Supports those taking Aspirin, Etodolac, Ibuprofen, Interferon, Isoniazid, Nabumetone, Naproxen and topical corticosteroids.
CAUTION: Do not use if have cirrhosis of the liver. Large and frequent doses may worsen hypertension.
Contraindications: Pregnant women, diabetics and those with high blood pressure should avoid this. People suffering from heart disease should not use Licorice unless under a physician's care. According to the German Commission E monograph, Licorice supplements are contraindicated in people with liver and kidney disorders, and thus, people with kidney disease, gallbladder disease, and cirrhosis should avoid this herb. Large doses of Licorice may induce sodium retention and potassium depletion and can lead to hypertension and edema. The herb is not meant for long-term use and should not be taken for more than seven days in a row. Long-term intake of products containing more than one gram of glycyrrhizin (the amount in approximately ten grams of the root, which is far in excess of the daily dosage recommended by this product) is the usual amount required to cause these types of effects. Do not take Licorice without speaking with your physician if you take potassium, laxatives, the heart medication, Digoxin (Lanoxicaps®, Lanoxin®, Lanoxin Pediatric®) or prescription diuretics (which may lead to loss of potassium, which may cause fatigue, muscle cramps, headaches, swelling, increase urination, breathlessness or high blood pressure). Other possible drug interactions with any Licorice product include potentiation of anticoagulants and possible interference with hormonal therapy due to estrogenic activity of Licorice (including decreased testosterone and birth control pills).
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