Edema from licorice

The question of treatment during pregnancy is always worthin a special way. On the one hand, pregnant women are susceptible to various diseases, including viral and infectious diseases. On the other hand, it is undesirable to be treated now, but nevertheless it is necessary, and the question arises: what? Drugs that are allowed to use during pregnancy, on the fingers count. And those, in general, can only be taken from the second trimester. It is natural that the means of traditional medicine come to the forefront. But with a more thorough study of the problem, it turns out that with the natural herbal remedies the situation is not much easier: many of them are contraindicated for use during the period of gestation. Fruits of anise, sage. cones of hops ... In this list and the root of licorice.

Licorice root in folk medicine

Licorice (or in another way it is called Lakritsa)- a perennial plant, widely used in folk medicine. For treatment use rhizomes of licorice. Recently, more and more attention to the plant has been shown by traditional medicine. And this is not accidental.

The range of licorice is very wide. It has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, choleretic, laxative. expectorant, anti-tubercular, healing properties. Thus, licorice is successfully used for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, digestive system organs, respiratory system. And in the west licorice is actively used in the treatment of stomach ulcers.

Licorice root and pregnancy

And now, as often happens, in spite of such wonderful properties and abilities of this plant, it is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy. And there are two reasons for this.

First, licorice is largelychanges the water-salt metabolism in the body. And for a future mother, this is fraught with consequences. After all, with this order of things, one or two can develop edema. A swelling is known to be the first step towards a late toxicosis of pregnant women, the most severe and threatening stage of which is eclampsia. In general, from licorice to eclampsia is not so far away. Therefore, the risks in this case are quite large.

Secondly, presumably, the root of licorice causes hormonal (adrenocorticoid) activity in the body. And with hormones during pregnancy do not flirt at all.

However, you have the right to know that in somelicorice is still permitted for use during the period of bearing of the child. If you are willing to take the risk, it is better to consult a doctor first. And just in case, know that in addition to pregnancy, this plant has other contraindications:

  • diabetes;
  • individual hypersensitivity to the components of the drug;
  • impaired liver and kidney function;
  • hypokalemia;
  • AG;
  • severe obesity;
  • lactation.

But licorice can be given to children without fear, which is successfully used by many modernized parents, mainly in the treatment of cough.

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