Glycyrrhiza glabra L.

Glycyrrhiza glabra L.

Hemicryptophytes

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
  • Shrub-steppes
  • Leguminosae (Fabaceae)
  • Licorice
  • common licorice
  • שׁוּשׁ קֵרֵחַ
  • shush qereakh
  • سوس
  • عرق السوس
  • sus
  • xirq el-sus
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Glycyrrhiza glabra L.

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Expectorant for cough/ sinus inflammation (especially infants & children) Expectorant

Soak root in cold water & drink water.

Soak root in cold water & drink water.

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Gastrointestinal Induce vomiting Emetic

Prepare concentrated extract from root & rhizome & drink

Prepare concentrated extract from root & rhizome & drink

Rhizome, root
Gastrointestinal Safe laxative in pregnancy Laxative

1. Use root ; may also add Aloe & Sena Maki (Senna Alexandrina ) (Preparation/ Admin. not described)

1. Use root ; may also add Aloe & Sena Maki (Senna Alexandrina ) (Preparation/ Admin. not described)

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Gastrointestinal Stomach ache Carminative

Cook root in water & eat

Cook root in water & eat

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Gastrointestinal Stomach acidity Antacid

1. Chew root

2. Suck candy prepared from root (details not specified)

1. Chew root

2. Suck candy prepared from root (details not specified)

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General Internal inflammation Anti-inflammatory

Soak root in water for few days & drink x4 glasses/ day.

Soak root in water for few days & drink x4 glasses/ day.

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Nervous system Headache Analgesic

Soak root in water for few days, & drink as needed,

Soak root in water for few days, & drink as needed,

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Oral health Bad breath Unspecified

1.Chew root after eating.

1.Chew root after eating.

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Other use Improve tobacco taste

Add powdered root to tobacco

Add powdered root to tobacco

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Respiratory Cough/ colds/ softening throat Anti-catarrhal, Anti-infective, Anti-tussive, Demulcent

1. Soak root in water for a few days, filter & drink x 3 glasses/day

2. Soak plant in water + carob fruit (Ceratonia siliqua) & drink the water

3. Prepare thick juice or jam (+ other fruits) & drink or suck.

1. Soak root in water for a few days, filter & drink x 3 glasses/day

2. Soak plant in water + carob fruit (Ceratonia siliqua) & drink the water

3. Prepare thick juice or jam (+ other fruits) & drink or suck.

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