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« on: April 19, 2012, 09:35:08 AM »

http://www.coloniccleansing.org/herbal-colon-cleanse.html


Herbal Colon Cleanse

Cleansing your colon with herbs is a natural and safe way to rid your body of toxins. Believe it or not, colon cleansing has been done for thousands of years. Some reports date back to the time of Christ. Modern Western medicine has been very slow to understand the advantages of cleansing the colon.


Licorice Root: Licorice root is an awesome natural ingredient. It is a fantastic antioxidant. It also acts as a laxative. Licorice root is very easy to grow and cultivate. It is a favorite ingredient in almost all colon cleansing products. Licorice root will help you keep your bowels in good shape. It promotes proper and regular bowel movements. You can also buy Licorice root at most herb and health food stores.  More...

 
I will try planting Licorice, root in the garden. 

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 09:42:26 AM »

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Licorice

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has been used in food and as medicine for thousands of years. Also known as "sweet root," licorice root contains a compound that is about 50 times sweeter than sugar. Licorice root has been used in both Eastern and Western medicine to treat a variety of illnesses, ranging from the common cold to liver disease. It acts as a demulcent, a soothing, coating agent, and as an expectorant, meaning it helps get rid of phlegm. It is still used today for several conditions, although not all its uses are supported by scientific evidence.


Licorice that has the active ingredient of glycyrrhiza can have serious side effects. Another type of licorice, called DGL or deglycyrrhizinated licorice, doesn't seem to
have the same side effects and is sometimes used to treat peptic ulcers, canker sores, and reflux (GERD). Whole licorice is still sometimes suggested for cough, asthma, and other breathing problems. Topical preparations are used for eczema and other skin problems.


Plant Description:

Licorice grows wild in some parts of Europe and Asia. A perennial that grows 3 - 7 feet high, licorice has an extensive branching root system. The roots are straight pieces of wrinkled, fibrous wood, which are long and cylindrical (round) and grow horizontally underground. Licorice roots are brown on the outside and yellow on the inside. Licorice supplements are made from the roots and underground stems of the plant

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Precautions:

The use of herbs is a time honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, contain components that can trigger side effects and that can interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should take herbs with care, preferably under the supervision of a health care provider in the field of botanical medicine.

Licorice with glycyrrhizin may cause serious side effects. Too much glycyrrhizin causes a condition called pseudoaldosteronism, which can cause a person to become overly sensitive to a hormone in the adrenal cortex. This condition can lead to headaches, fatigue, high blood pressure, and even heart attacks. It may also cause water retention, which can lead to leg swelling and other problems.

Although the most dangerous effects mostly happen with high doses of licorice or glycyrrhizin, smaller amounts of licorice may cause side effects. Some people have muscle pain or numbness in the arms and legs. To be safe, ask your health care provider to monitor your use of licorice.

People with the following conditions should not take licorice:

•Heart failure
•Heart disease
•Hormone-sensitive cancers, such as breast, ovarian, uterine, or prostate cancer
•Fluid retention
•High blood pressure (hypertension)
•Diabetes
•Kidney disease
•Liver disease
•Low potassium (hypokalemia)
•Erecetile dysfunction


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