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Latin name : Glycyrrhiza glabra
Part : Roots
Country : Pakistan
Amount : 100 g or 454 g (1lb)
Properties : Stimulates the adrenals, expectorant, emollient, anti-inflammatory, phyto-being, hepatoprotective, light and hypertensive laxative. Used as anti-inflammatory in cosmetics. Good taste in pastilles and energy balls.
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In excess: hypertension, excessive loss of potassium, edema, water retention, headache, dizziness and decrease in diuresis.
Short -term plant: no more than 4 weeks. Up to 6 weeks if it is accompanied by plants rich in potassium and a diet poor in sodium.
Avoid during pregnancy, breastfeeding and in young children.
Avoid with the following disorders: hypertension and other cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, hypertonia, kidney failure, hypokalemia, liver cirrhosis, insufficient bile production.
Do not take with synthetic diuretics or with hypertension and angina medications.
Caution: possible interactions with anovulators and other hormone therapy.
Plant powders' uses: In capsules, in food, in smoothie, in pastilles and energy balls, then externally (cosmetics, ointments, poultices). Unless exceptional, plant powders are not soluble in water, although several molecules they contain. For better results, it is preferable to extract these molecules in water, alcohol or in oil (certain molecules are fat -soluble). For more information, the Schools Flowers offers an introductory workshop and an à la carte course on the manufacture of therapeutic products.
We advise to consult a health professional before using medicinal plants, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under medication.
Information on this website has not been assessed by Health Canada and does not replace the opinion of a health professional. She is only informative.