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OF THE WEEK: LICORICE ROOT
is indiginous to south central Europe and Asia. The ancient
Scythian nomad tribes used licorice widely because of its ability
to assist the body in retaining water. Glycrrhizic acid, which
is extracted from the licorice root, increases retention of
sodium and water. The ancient Greeks imported licorice as a
medicinal herb, calling it "Scythian root." It has
been used since the third century BC to help dissipate coughs
and sore throats. Today, licorice root is said to be beneficial
as a treatment for hypoglycemia, bronchitis, colitis, diverticulosis,
gastritis, stress, colds, nausea and inflammation. It is also
known as an aide to adrenal gland function, and as a remedy
for hormonal disturbances in women. Pregnant women and people
with cholestatic liver disorders, liver cirrhosis, hypertonia,
hypokalemia, and severe kidney insufficiency should avoid the
use of licorice root.
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