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Updated 18 February 2013

Liquorice

Liquorice is not only a sweet, but it is also an effective treatment for gastritis, constipation and chest infections when used in its herbal form.

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Liquorice

  • Helps with gastritis and constipation
  • Soothes chest infections, like bronchitis
  • Relieves arthritis
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Mild laxative
  • Expectorant
  • Demulcent

Interesting facts

Liquorice was used in ancient Greece to treat chest problems. It can also be used as a gentle laxative if combined with dandelion and yellow dock.


Caution

Anaemics, pregnant women and people with blood pressure should not take liquorice.

 - (updated by Birgit Ottermann, Health24, April 2010)

 
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