Latin: Glycyrrhiza glabra
Country of Origin: Turkey
Actions: adrenal tonic, alterative, antacid, antiarthritic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitumor, antitussive, antivenomous, antiviral, aperient, aphrodisiac, chi tonic, demulcent, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge, galactagogue, hepatoprotective, immune tonic, laxative, lung tonic, nutritive, pectoral, phytoestrogenic, rejuvenative, sedative, sialogogue, tonic
Energetics: Moistening, sweet, and bitter
Precautions: Avoid if you suffer from edema, nausea, vomiting, and rapid heartbeat. Not reccommended for those pregnant or taking steroids or digoxin medications. Continuous and/or excessive use not reccommended as it may cause sodium retention, potassium depletion, elevated blood pressure, headache, and vertigo.
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References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine