Liquorice is a highly-beneficial plant for women in particular. Thanks to its richness in phytoestrogens (natural hormones), liquorice aims at preventing and treating sexual dysfunctions (frigidity, polycystic ovaries, and infertility), menopausal disorders and osteoporosis. Furthermore, liquorice embodies immunity-stimulatory, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties.
For treating any of the mentioned conditions, it is best to take liquorice tincture. You may purchase it at a naturist shop, or you may consider preparing it yourself at home using the following recipe.
Liquorice Tincture – Recipe
In order to prepare this tincture at home, you may use liquorice in the form of tea bags, which you may find at a naturist shop.
- 1 liquorice tea bag
- 1 lemon
- Alimentary alcohol of 50 to 70 degrees
Unfold the liquorice tea bag and place its content in a glass jar. Wash the lemon using apple cider vinegar and baking soda in order to eliminate the chemical substances that may be found on its peels. Slice the lemon in tiny pieces (including its covers), and place it in the jar. Cover the ingredients by pouring cold water, and leave it overnight to macerate.
Next, fill the jar with alimentary alcohol. Close the jar hermetically and leave it to further macerate for two more weeks at room’s temperature. Bear in mind that you should agitate the jar daily.
After the two weeks have passed, strain the resulted tincture in dark, glass bottles. If you store it in a dark place, you may consume this tincture for two years’ time.
When to Use
Liquorice contains phytoestrogens (natural hormones) which aid at assimilating calcium and maintaining your bones’ health. It is highly recommended especially for women who are going through menopause.
In order to prevent and treat osteoporosis, take 1 tsp of liquorice tincture three times a day, diluted in water or tea. The treatment lasts for three weeks. After a pause of two weeks, you may resume the treatment.
Liquorice tincture helps reduce the unpleasant symptoms women experience during menopause, such as hot flashes, nocturnal sweating, irritability.
Take 1 teaspoon of liquorice tincture, 3-4 times a day. The whole treatment lasts for three months. Take the treatment for two weeks. After a pause of one week, resume the treatment.
Take 1 teaspoon of liquorice tincture a day. The treatment lasts for two weeks, after which a week of pause is advisable. You may resume the treatment afterwards.
- Rheumatism, gout
Liquorice stimulates the production of a substance called hydrocortisone which helps reduce inflammation. Liquorice tincture helps ameliorate pain linked to gout or infectious rheumatism.
Take 1 teaspoon of liquorice tincture, 3-4 times a day for 21 days. Repeat the treatment after a pause of 10 days.
In order to prevent and treat allergies, you ought to take 3-4 teaspoons of liquorice tincture a day for a 10 days’ treatment. Liquorice aims at stimulating the production of natural cortisone – a substance that helps combat inflammation and allergies.
Consuming liquorice tincture is not indicated for people suffering from harsh, chronic diseases: severe hypertension, tumor diseases, hyperthyroidism and cirrhosis. Additionally, this plant isn’t recommendable for pregnant women to take. Make sure not to exceed the recommended dose for every health condition mentioned above.