How to make a syrup of licorice ?
In China, for its healing properties, licorice is second only to ginseng.It is a medicinal plant whose root is used to treat various diseases.The formulations are produced in the form of powder, tincture, extract, syrup, essential oil.Knowing how to make syrup of licorice, can strengthen the immune system, to cure various diseases in children and adults.
composition and useful properties of licorice syrup
Syrup of licorice root - is a viscous transparent liquid brown in color with a sweet taste and characteristic smell.In its structure, along with an extract of the plant contains flavonoid compounds, essential oils, polysaccharides, and glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhizin acid, due to which the syrup becomes the main value.
This structure leads to the following therapeutic action:
- expectorant and antispasmodic - liquefies phlegm and facilitates their removal;
- immunostimulatory and antiviral - activates the power of natural immunity and helps the body fight viruses;
With the above properties, licorice syrup helps treat wet and dry cough, bronchitis, tracheitis, laryngitis, pneumonia and diseases of the digestive system (ulcers, reduced intestinal motility, constipation).
However, before taking the syrup of licorice root, you need to know about contraindications: diabetes, pregnancy and breastfeeding, gastritis and peptic ulcer in an exacerbation.In any case, the drug should be prescribed by a doctor.
How to take licorice syrup for adults and children
course of treatment licorice syrup is typically 7-10 days.How to take the syrup?Syrup of licorice need to eat three times a day after meals.For adults and children over 12 years of single serving is 1 h. Spoon of the drug diluted in ½ cup of the warm water.
Since the syrup contains alcohol, the dose for children should be significantly reduced:
- up to 2 years - 2 drops of syrup on 1 dessert spoon of water;
- from 2 to 12 years - ½ tsp syrup ¼ cup of the water..