Increase Stamina with Liquorice Tea
Liquorice - Glycyrrhiza Glabra L.
Used part: Bark
Originating from Southern Europe and the East, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has a complicated chemical composition that gives it a wide spectrum of properties and benefits. Its medicinal use is reported in Egyptian papyrus, proven through several studies, especially regarding treatments of liver, adrenal, peptic ulcers and hormonal imbalances.
The root of the plant has several therapeutic activities, acting as: antitussive, antiulcerous, laxative, antihistamine, hormonal regulator, expectorant and laxative.
It presents hormonal, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, gastric mucosal (gastric mucosal stimulus) actions, mild laxative and anti-spasmodic effects, immunosuppressive, anti-hepatotoxic, antianemic and cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Improving the functioning of the adrenal glands, spleen, liver, kidneys, eliminating toxins
- Increasing fertility
Boil one liter of water with 30 grams of added licorice. Leave on the stove for ten minutes. Turn off after the end of the period and lower the mixture for another ten minutes. Strain then drink the tea.
Drink one cup of tea fasting and another two after the main meals, lunch and dinner.
It has effects similar to mineralocorticoids, such as headache induction, lethargy, sodium and water retention, hypopotassemia and consequently hypertension. Therefore, it should not be used indiscriminately and is contraindicated in hypertensive, swollen, and dysenteric patients. The main interactions observed are with antihypertensive agents and diuretics and may exacerbate the hypopotassemic effects of some diuretics; with digoxin for the potential to induce hypopotassemia and cause the patient to be at risk of digoxin poisoning.
They should not be used in pregnant women, infants, people with anemia, hormone replacement, glaucoma, hypertensives, and women taking oral contraceptives.