glycyrrhiza glabra

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wild licorice

wild licorice

Has over 400 phytochemicals, which all have healing qualities. Can grow up to 9 ft tall. Leaf stems have up to 15 thin leaves on them. Small whitish flowers. Seed pods are prickly with curved spines. Similar to the famous Asian licorice root, a very common medicinal plant. Roots are sweet. Great sweetener for tea. Raw licorice root and flowers have been historically used to treat hormone imbalances in men and just about every female problem known, giving women a sense of well being and control. Licorice is a source of DHEA and contains phytoestrogens which help reduce the adverse effects of estrogen on the prostate and reduces prostate enlargement in men. It blocks the formation of DHT from testosterone so it helps stop hair loss. Stimulates aldosterone, a key adrenal hormone. It’s an immunestimulating steroidal anti-allergy, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-tumor, antioxidant, adaptogen, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory with chemical components similar to cortisone (without the bad side effects) Used for respiratory/lung conditions like bronchitis, asthma, coughs, sore throat, hoarseness. Also bladder infections, stomach and duodenal ulcers, gastritis, allergies. Helps detox poisons, Chew fruit for toothaches and gum disease (antibacterial). Balances blood sugar. Helps pancreas of people with diabetes cut down on insulin. If used too much, can raise blood pressure, hypertension and sodium retention. Use only one month at a time. Complete B complex (except B12), A, C, E, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, sodium, zinc, lecithin, coumarins, fatty acids (caprylic, hexonic, and palmitic), bioflavonoids, saponins, phytoestrogens, salicylic acid (aspirin). Used as an liver and kidney tonic, increases bile flow from liver, builds nerve tissue, removes arterial plaque, reduces body fat, treats hypoglycemia, ulcers, laxative, expectorant, regulates intestinal flora, helps alleviate foot cramps, boosts interferon to help fight bacteria and viruses, helps build strong muscle tissue, healthy heart function. Recommended to take for a month, then stop for a week or two before starting again. (or two weeks on and 4 days off) Licorice is not recommended for people with history of renal failure (kidneys), liver disease or who take heart medication or steroid drugs. Do not take if pregnant. The natural plant is good for you, but avoid the store-bought standardized form that can dangerously raise blood pressure. Used externally for herpes, eczema and shingles.
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Roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra (Fabaceae/Papilionaceae), also known as licorice and sweet root has been used medicinally for the past 4000 years (Duval et al.
By the base of this experiment due producing a friable callus for our aim its seems that explants of Glycyrrhiza glabra on MS medium by the maximum induction rate was recorded as 96% in MS medium with 0.
The traditional Chinese/Kanpo formula known as Shakuyaku-Kanzo-To or TJ-68, which is a decoction of Glycyrrhiza glabra and Paeonia lactiflora, has been the subject of a number of clinical trials, all of which demonstrate activity in the hormonal regulation of androgens.
The investigational substance GutGard [TM] (Batch No: RD1972) is an extract derived from roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra (Linn.
The top ten traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbs included Glycyrrhiza glabra, Angelica sinensis, Polygala tenuifolia and Rehmannia glutinosa.
is often referred as Indian licorice as its roots are sweet and taste very similar to that of Glycyrrhiza glabra L.
Our research findings using Glycyrrhiza glabra, Myristica fragrans and ascorbic acid have displayed a link between memory improving effect and cholinesterase activity (Dhingra et al.
The MeOH-soluble fractions of 14 samples (Alyxia reinwardtii, Andrographis paniculata, Curcuma heyneana, Cymbopogon nardus, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Piper cubeba, Pi.
Pepticare, a herbomineral formulation of the Ayurveda medicine consisting of the herbal drugs: Glycyrrhiza glabra, Emblica officinalis and Tinospora cordifolia, was tested for its anti-ulcer and anti-oxidant activity in rats.
Furthermore, we found that an aqueous extract of a mixture of Echinacea purpurea, Adathoda vasica and Glycyrrhiza glabra was a potent inhibitor all tested enzymes.