Diseases of the upper respiratory tract, numberwhich sharply increases with the onset of the autumn-winter season, are often associated with us with not very pleasant symptoms, in particular with a cough whose attacks begin at the most inopportune moment, interfere with work and rest. The season of activation of acute viral respiratory diseases is dangerous not only for adults, but also for children, whose treatment can present quite serious problems.

A logical question arises as to which medicineis it best to use it to fight a cough? One of the proven for many generations of natural anti-cough drugs is a syrup from licorice root. To understand the principle of the effect of the drug on the body, it is enough to study the characteristics of the medicinal plant licorice (Latin name - Glycyrrhiza glabra). It refers to the family of legumes, but unlike the rest of its representatives, the root contains a huge number of components, including essential oils, coumarins, polysaccharides, which are capable of exerting a curative effect on the body.

For this reason, the medicinal plant becamevery popular, in the manuals of traditional medicine, you can find many recipes, where the preparation of medicinal broths and infusions uses licorice grass. Contraindications to the use of grass, of course, is, most important of them - the individual intolerance of the components that make up the plant. An additional proof of the effectiveness of the plant is the fact that licorice is used not only for cough, but also for the treatment of gastritis in remission, duodenal ulcer or stomach during the healing period. It is interesting that the official medicine recognizes the effectiveness of licorice preparations even more than folk medicine.

Preparations from licorice root are producedpharmacological industry, are very popular and are used for cough treatment both in children and adults. And licorice from a cough can be used not only in the form of a syrup, but also as a part of the puerperium. Decoction of the roots of plants licorice, syrup, the use of which the doctor recommends - one of the best expectorant natural remedies that modern medicine knows.

Is everyone useful syrup for cookingwhich is used licorice root? Contraindications to the use of drugs for the treatment of diabetics, for example, are based on a large percentage of sugar, which is contained in licorice syrup. With caution should be taken to receive licorice drugs for patients with bronchial asthma and pregnant women.

The effect of licorice preparations isstimulation of the secretory functioning of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and ciliated epithelium of the trachea and bronchi. Rapid recovery from respiratory diseases, in the treatment of which complex therapy with syrup is used, is also facilitated by the antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory effect of licorice.

Contraindications to the use of syrup, inin particular, warn of the impossibility of its use in exacerbation of gastric ulcer. The doctor does not recommend the treatment of licorice syrup for patients who suffer from impaired liver or kidney function. Serious obstacle to the treatment of syrup can be hypertension or diseases of the cardiovascular system, the reason is the increase in blood pressure, which can cause long-term use of licorice grass. Contraindications to the intake of syrup, which are contained in the drug's instructions, also limit the use of it by women during lactation.

Given the possibility of obtaining an effectivethe result of treatment with licorice, but looking at the contraindications and the possibility of an allergic reaction, it should be concluded that before using the licorice root syrup for treatment, you should consult your doctor.

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