? Licorice Colon Cleanse 2011

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Common Names

Licorice is an herb scientifically referred to as Glycyrrhiza Glabra. It is also commonly known as Chinese Licorice, Gan Cao, Kan-Ts'ao, Kuo-Lao, Licorice Root, Ling-T'ung, Liquorice, Mei-Ts'ao, Mi-Kan, Mi-Ts'ao, Sweet Licorice, Sweet Wood and Yashtimadhu.



Licorice was said to have originated in the Mediterranean region. Ancient natives who discovered Licorice thought that it was simply a flavoring, as it ads up sweet taste in their food preparations.


Interestingly, it was in Greece where its therapeutic properties were put in tests and use. Licorice was made to treat sick Greeks from ailments like lung cancer, asthma and dry cough.


Even ancient China has recognized the therapeutic prowess of Licorice, as reflected in many ancient writings where it was used as an essential component of many other Chinese medicines used by a number of dynasties that time.


It has remained an indispensable herb that forms part of the preparation and mixture of many Chinese medicines today.


Parts Used

Apparently referring to just the plant?s roots, Licorice?s roots are of optimal use and importance. In fact, the essential herb containing properties beneficial to mankind have in fact been stored and limited to the portion of the plant hidden beneath the soil.


General Information

Licorice does not actually represent the entire plant. It is just a part of it. In fact, Licorice is no more than its roots as per available sources in the web.


Licorice has that distinctly sweet flavor for which it was often mistaken as a flavoring. It has properties aptly described as phytoestrogen, anti-perspirant, anti-tussive and detoxifying agent among others. The sweet flavor generated by licorice is also used by some to create a sweet smell in the mouth, and freshens up breath too.


Its use however will have to be regulated. Frequent and excessive use of licorice may result in hypertension, lower our potassium level, and cause water retention. People with hypertension, kidney disorder, diabetes and heart-related ailments are not advised into taking licorice.


Common Uses

Licorice, widely considered as a medicinal herb, is used in the treatment of anxiety, bronchitis, yeast infections, chronic fatigue, colds, congestion problems (chest and sinus), indigestion, lung cancer, menopausal syndromes, psoriasis, sore throat and laryngitis among many other ailments.


Its cleansing component likewise makes it ideal for colon cleansing - thus preventing colon cancer. Colon cancers can hardly be detected. In many documented cases, patients with colon cancer only get to know they already have one upon reaching the terminal stage, as colon cancer shows very little symptoms.