Although it did not reach Europe until after the discovery of America, it soon became domesticated. At first it grew in monastic gardens, which is why it was sometimes called Capuchin, and perhaps later in front of each hut.
Our grandmothers mistakenly called it “watercress”, which someone still says today. It was immediately obvious that it was beautiful, but gradually gained fame as a tasty vegetable and especially as an effective medicine.
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Many plants are touted as natural antibiotics, but licorice elder is a real stingray in this regard. It can deal with most pathogenic bacteria: staphylococcus (including the dreaded “golden”), streptococcus, salmonella, E. coli and other species.
And unlike chemical antibiotics, it does not harm the intestinal microflora and does not irritate the stomach. To some extent, it also acts against viruses and fungi.
Lichořeřišnice is suitable for everyone
The antibiotic capabilities of licorice are mainly used to treat infections in the urinary tract, ovaries and respiratory tract infections, but it also helps with inflammatory diseases of the intestines or the skin.
For this purpose, it must be taken two to three times a day: its effect begins in about an hour or two, and the effects increase gradually, but disappear again after about ten hours, so you need to take another dose of tincture, fresh juice or extract of crushed seeds, leaves and flowers .
It can also be used to prevent infections, and is also recommended for chronic infections, asthma, stomach ulcers, eczema, hair loss and other problems.
Do not overdose on lichen, there are no known negative side effects and it can be consumed by children, pregnant and breastfeeding women.