Licorice root /Zhi Gan Cao/RADIX GLYCYRRHIZAE PREPARATA (16 oz)
Licorice root may have potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects. Early research suggests that, as a result, it may ease upper respiratory infections, treat ulcers, and aid digestion, among other benefits.
- Aid diabetes. ...
- Reduce menopause symptoms. ...
- Boost weight loss. ...
- Help treat hepatitis C.
Licorice contains more than 20 triterpenoids and nearly 300 flavonoids. Among them, two triterpenes, GL and GA have been reported to have antiviral effects. They can weaken virus activities by inhibiting virus gene expression and replication, reducing adhesion force and stress, and reducing HMGB1 binding to DNA. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4629407/
In TCM licorice root is either used raw or roasted with honey. information on Licorice for diabetes, weight loss, cancer and herpes prevention see: https://caloriebee.com/nutrition/Health-Benefits-Of-Liquorice-Licorice-Or-Licorice-Root
Raw licorice root is considered cold and honey roasted licorice is more warming: “Decoct 3~10 g, raw material for heat-toxin relieving due to its slightly cold property; stir-baked with honey for tonifying qi, relieving cough, relieving spasm to alleviate pain.” https://tcmwiki.com/wiki/liquorice
This product is a processed product of licorice. The taste is Gan, Ping [sweet and mild].
Effects: It is the root and rhizome of licorice, a plant belonging to the leguminous licorice genus.
Indications: for spleen and stomach weakness, poor appetite, abdominal pain, loose stools, fatigue, fever, pulmonary dysfunction, cough, heart palpitations, epilepsy. Raw licorice has been used to treat throat swelling and pain, peptic ulcer, carbuncle sore, antidote to poison and food poisoning. Roasted licorices are helpful for diabetes. It enters the Spleen, Stomach and Lung meridians.
Cautions: It is not suitable to use with kansui, euphorbia, coriander, seaweed. It is also contraindicated in cases of dampness obstruction in the middle energizer and edema because it can help dampness obstruct qi, and it is prohibited from long-term usage in large dosage because it can induce retention of water and sodium and edema.
2 grams of roasted licorice, steep in 15-20 ml of boiling water,
Use: 1 dose per day. Generally, taking the medicine for 7-15 days can prevent the recurrence of constipation.