liquorice, paloduz, orozuz, stick candy, honey.
liquorice, sweet wood.
perennial plant (which lives more than two years) upright stem that sprouts in the
and dry in
, up to one meter in height. It produces
rhizome (underground stem) of the emerging shoots constantly. In the rhizome is born
root that is sinking about an inch into the soil, which branches into thin
that can reach one meter in length, taste very sweet. Air around the stem leaves are arranged, composed of between nine and nineteen leaflets (subdivisions that seem leaves whole)
always in odd number, since they are in pairs, face, and one in the end, the
taste, the Unlike the root. The flowers are developed on
spike at the end of
stalk that rises in the armpits of the leaves, pale blue or lilac. The fruit is
legume that contains
maximum of 4 seeds. It is known also as orozuz and grip.
Although there are
dozen species of
spread over five continents, the
in the Mediterranean region, whose first references date from ancient Egypt. He lives in wetlands along rivers, lakes or ponds on land clay. It can be grown by planting small pieces of rhizome that, after three years,
is béquico (active anti - cough) reduces bronchial secretions and helps in the healing of mild
. Ever since the Egyptians began to use it until just
half - century, is attributed solely therapeutic
recent studies conducted to 1950 showed that the
significant ability to heal the ulcers of the
We have to wait until the plant reaches three years so you can start to use your roots; before,
no active ingredients. Be drawn in
, when the plant begins to dry. The ramifications are cut, so that the plant can continue to live. Is cleaned of earth and let it dry in the sun. Fiasco can be stored in hermetically sealed, in cool, dry place in the dark.
USES AND APPLICATIONS:
The classic form of
is using the mask, come in handy against the wounds in the
to fight coughs and
, it is preferable to take three times
cup of the
obtained after macerate 100 grams of root (cut into tocitos) in
of water for
day. You can warm up slightly. We need to monitor the
, as the chewing
removes the desire to eat. If taken in excess, can increase blood pressure. Many pharmaceutical products include liquorice extract in their formulas. It is also found as an additive in
beer called "porter".
The name orozuz,
in Spanish - speaking
, comes from the Arabic arug - alsus, which means roots of
. The scientific name is formed by the words greiegas glukus sweet and rhizon root, that is, fresh root; glabra refers to the absence of hairiness.
in detail its root, which is the medicine which contains the principles that promote expectoration and act as
laxative and spasmolytic.
The pharmaceutical and food industry markets the roots of
which are the delight of the small.
Roots of the third year.
Saponósidos (5 - 13%) glycyrrhizin, 24 - OH - glycyrrhizin, glabraninas
and B, glicirretol, glabrólido, isoglabrólido. Flavonoids: flavanonas (liquiritósido) chalcones (isoliquiritósido, isoliquiritigenósido) isoflavones (glabrona) isoflavonoles (glabrol) isoflavenos. Coumarin: umbeliferona. Phytosterols: stigmasterol, beta - sistosterol. Starch (20 - 25%) glucose and sucrose (3 - 10%)
The drug (dry) must contain at least 4% of glycyrrhizin acid.
Glycyrrhizin properties sweeteners, expectorants, anti - inflammatory, exercising an antacid and antiulcer, by increasing the secretion of mucus and decrease of pepsinógeno. The liquiritósido gives it an action spasmolytic, digestive, carminativa, antibacterial and contributes to the antiulcer action.
, gastroduodenal ulcer,
spasms, meteorism, constipation.
In external use:
glossitis, stomatitis, blefaroconjuntivitis.
(see side effects) hiperestrogesism,
(by their content of carbohydrates and also because the compounds are transformed into the majority party in glucose during the drying)
Do not prescribe oral dosage forms with
under two years or consultants in the process of
Despite its low toxicity should not be used (especially the extractive concentrated forms) for long periods: glycyrrhizin can cause
secondary aldosteronism, with increased blood pressure and edema by
retention, so that his administration is incompatible with the treatments antihypertensives and corticosteroids.
Caution / Poisoning.
Poisoning is accompanied by increased
, polyuria with hiperkaliuria and
Take into account the
content of the fluid extract and tincture.
Galenica forms / Dosage.
Use (see precautions)
20 g / l, boil five minutes. 500 cc / day.
Fluid extract (1:
1) 30 to 50 drops, one to three times
5) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times
Dry extract (5:
1) 0. 2 to 1 g / day.
2 to 5 grams, one to three times
50 g / l, macerate 5 hours. Take 250 ml / day.
10 to 30 grams
50 g / l. Isotonizar and implement in the form of towels, eye drops or eye baths (
20 g%, boil 30 minutes. Employing in the form of mouthwashes, rinses or towels in glossitis, stomatitis and injured.
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