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Licorice Root Tincture

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Licorice Root Tincture

In ancient Egyptian times Licorice was used as a beverage and a pharmaceutical. Licorice root, or sweet root, can help to keep your lungs clear, your digestive tract calm, your colon cleansed and your adrenal gland functioning properly. It has also been known to be a reliable and pleasant way to soothe a sore throat. As medicine it was used to treat skin disease, coughs, colds, bronchitis, eye conditions and hair loss. Licorice extract has been determined to contain anti-viral properties and has been used to treat the viral family of herpes such as chicken pox, shingles, genital or labial herpes, shingles and cold sores. Modern herbalists use Licorice to sustain adrenal function and treat adrenal insufficiencies, including hypoglycemia and Addison's disease. It is also used to purify the liver, helping in the defense against liver disease, such as cirrhosis and hepatitis (under a physician's care). Licorice root contains anti-depressant compounds and is an excellent alternative medicine to St. John's wort. Its aspirin-like action is helpful in relieving fever and soothing the pain of headaches. The phytoestrogens have a mild estrogenic effect, making it useful in treating menstrual pain and the symptoms of PMS and menopause. It has also been used to lessen the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and fibromyalgia
For thousands of years Licorice Root has been used as a superior expectorant that is primarily used for respiratory problems. The herb helps loosen phlegm and ease congestion and cough by helping to loosen and thin mucus in the airways. It is believed that the herbal tincture can fight viruses that cause respiratory illness and an overproduction of mucus in the body. Its active constituents may help to soothe and coat irritated respiratory tracts, while the anti-viral properties may help to shorten the duration of upper-respiratory infection. Additionally, the UMMC has acknowledged that the use of Licorice extract's traditional use for asthma may hold merit for this use. It's anti-allergenic effect is found to be very useful for hay fever, allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis and bronchial asthma
Estrogenic compounds are also active components of Licorice extracts. The compounds dianethole, anethole, and photoanethole. These enhance the production and release of the reproductive hormones, like estrogen, progesterone and prolactin. Illness is sometimes related to these hormones, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome. The herb may be potentially useful for the treatment of menstrual abnormalities, or PMS, with bloating, nausea, menstrual cramps, irritability and breast tenderness. It has been found to have some success in the treatment of menopause symptoms, including exhaustion, mood swings and hot flashes, by helping to balance the hormones in the body. Most women experience a yeast infection at one time or another caused by candida albicans. Licorice root extracts have shown to be effective for the treatment of this and other yeast infections. 
This herb may also protect the colon and has been used in herbal medicine to treat ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, celiac disease and gastritis. Licorice is an old, mild laxative that is also known to cleanse the colon. This herb has a cleansing stimulant that is effective in removing toxins and wastes from the body. 
CAUTION: Do not use if have cirrhosis of the liver. Large and frequent doses may worsen hypertension.
Ingredients: Licorice Root and Certified Grain Alcohol
Suggested: Use 6-12 drops in juice or water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
  • For age spots use ½ a lemon. 2 Tbls sugar, 2 Tbls. Olive Oil & 2 drops Licorice root extract. Massage 10 minutes on the skin for age spots.
Precautions: Pregnant women, diabetics and those with high blood pressure should avoid this herb. People suffering from heart disease should not use Licorice unless under a physician's care.  Interacts with Digoxin, loop diuretics, Thiazide diuretics. Supports those taking Aspirin, Etodolac, Ibuprofen, Interferon, Isoniazid, Nabumetone, Naproxen and topical corticosteroids.
Disclaimer: The information presented herein by Mountain Maus' Remedies is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any medicinal herbs or supplements, it is advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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    Posted by on 12th Aug 2016

    Amazing product. Definitely helped with what I needed it for.

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