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.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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In one study, rabbits were treated orally with a preparation of Glycyrrhiza glabra for 30 days and in parallel were exposed to vibration stress for 30 days (Oganesyan 2002).
The major active components in this formulation are vasicine in the aerial parts of Adhatoda vasica and glycyrrhizin in roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra that are responsible for its several activities.
Isoliquiritigenin from Glycyrrhiza glabra [35] and Shao Fu Zhu Yu decoction [50] were also proven to inhibit NO production.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) was used as the glycyrrhizin inhibits viral growth and inactivates viral particles (Jeong & Kim, 2002, Asl & Hosseinzadeh, 2008).
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., 2007; Iritani, 1992).
I the explants of Glycyrrhiza glabra on MS medium free of growth regulators, no calli were induced but When 2,4-D was used into MS medium, all explants formed white callus and induction rates increased with the increase of concentration of 2,4-D.
The Latin name for the most popular variety of licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra, derives from the Greek words for "sweet root" and "smooth."
Ahmad, Evaluation of antioxidant and urease inhibition activities of roots of of Glycyrrhiza glabra, Pak.
Glycyrrhiza glabra and Glycyrrhiza uralensis are the most common sources of licorice used in herbal medicine.
Glycyrrhiza glabra and its phytoconstituents have been known to possess widespread pharmacological properties as an anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, antitumour and hepatoprotective drug.
Friedman profiles several adaptogenic herbs including Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Licorice, (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), Golden Root (Rhodiola rosea), North American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), and Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) in this text.