Nature's Sunshine Licorice Root. Primarily considered the adrenal herb, Licorice may be used to help in a variety of conditions including alleviating stress, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances and respiratory conditions. Also added to herbal liquids for its pleasant taste. 100 capsules
RRP $32.95, healthy.co.nz price $26.50
Licorice can be used in a variety of conditions. Primarily it may be used to support adrenal glands which have become overworked due to stress, excess coffee, alcohol or other stimulants or inadequate nutritional intake. It is also frequently used in cases of stomach distress due to irritated mucous membranes such as ulcers or in the case of constipation. Also used to balance hormones in female problems both menstrual and menopausal. Also useful in the respiratory system for coughs, chest complaints, and throat conditions. Licorice increases fluidity of mucous from the lungs and bronchial tubes and its cough-suppressant activity resembles that of codeine.
Take two capsules with a meal, three times daily. Leanne suggests always starting slowly and then increasing to the recommended dosage. Even though Licorice is considered the adrenal herb, it can be too stimulating for those who have adrenal exhausting. Consider Adrenal Support instead, or Vitamin B Complex.
One of several herbs known and used extensively since before recorded history, Licorice is a very common herb used in both Western and Oriental herbal medicine. Considered to be an expectorant, a diuretic and an anti inflammatory to soothe irritated mucous membranes.
Each 2 capsules contain 792 mg of Licorice Root. Other ingredients Magnesium stearate (vegetable), silicon dioxide (powdered silica), gelatin, and water.
Keep out of reach of Children. This herb should be avoided by those with a history of heart or kidney problems, high blood pressure and low serum potassium, hypoglycemia and obesity. Avoid during pregnancy and if taking heart medication such as digitalis. If in doubt, seek professional advice before taking this. If currently under stress, it is important to build up dosage slowly i.e. start at 1 capsule once a day and then evaluate effect prior to building up. Too much too soon may result in your symptoms being intensified. If in doubt, seek professional advice before self-prescribing.