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Licorice root syrup (trade name) is a plant syrup with anti-inflammatory, expectorant and immunostimulating effects for the preparation of an infusion used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system and in symptomatic therapy of pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract.

The medication is produced by the Russian pharmaceutical company "Samaramedprom", which specializes in the manufacture of herbs and herbs. The manufacturer supplies the market with drugs for the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract, genitourinary system, digestive problems, drugs for the treatment of chronic heart failure with edema, cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, cardialgia. Herbs are widely used for brewing infusions for acute respiratory viral infections and colds.

One of the indications for the treatment of Licorice Syrup is gastritis. Gastritis is an inflammatory process of varying severity in the gastric mucosa, accompanied by a violation of its main functions. It can be asymptomatic, or it can be pronounced. In this case, the appointment of symptomatic therapy is indispensable. The totality of the patient's complaints and clinical diagnosis fits into the concept of functional dyspepsia. The reasons for the development of gastritis can be many factors:

  • Seeding with Helicobacter pylori.
  • Errors in nutrition and daily regimen: a long break between meals, the use of fatty, fried, salty foods, smoked meats.
  • Smoking.
  • Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: if necessary, then always use additional drugs that protect the gastric mucosa.
  • Parasites of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Stress: through effects on the sympathetic nervous system.
  • Genetic predisposition.
  • Autoimmune processes in the body.

For differential diagnosis, a patient with suspected inflammatory disease of the gastric mucosa must be prescribed a clinical minimum: a clinical blood test, a general urine test, a biochemical blood test with the determination of glucose, cholesterol, creatinine, urea, liver enzymes, amylase, lung fluorography, ultrasound diagnostics abdominal organs, esophagogastroduodenoscopy. In addition, other methods of laboratory and instrumental diagnostics may be needed to clarify the diagnosis and prescribe the correct treatment.

With gastritis, a diet with restriction of fatty, hot, cold, salty, smoked, with fractional meals and three-hour breaks between meals is mandatory. In addition, etiotropic therapy is prescribed, aimed at the cause (for example, antibacterial when seeding with Helicobacter pylori), pathogenetic treatment that affects the main link in the pathogenesis of gastritis. Symptomatic medications, including anti-inflammatory licorice syrup, are effective in relieving quality-of-life symptoms.

Pharmacological group

Licorice root syrup is a herbal remedy with anti-inflammatory, expectorant and immunostimulating effects. Produce a remedy from licorice rhizomes. It is used mainly at the outpatient clinic stage for both adults and children.

Release form and component composition

It is produced in the form of a syrup for oral administration, packaged in dark glass bottles with a volume of one hundred milliliters.

The box with the drug contains instructions for use with all the necessary recommendations.

The composition of the drug includes the main pharmaceutical substance - an extract from the rhizomes of licorice root in the amount of four grams. In addition, the phytopreparation contains a small amount of additional substances necessary to give the dosage form, which is a syrup.

Pharmacological action and pharmacokinetic parameters of herbal medicinal product

The syrup contains the main pharmaceutical substance - an extract from the rhizomes of the licorice plant. Licorice root contains, in turn, glycyrrhizic acid, which has a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect, as well as hypotensive and anti-edematous effects. At the level of enzymes and enzymatic processes, it acts on viral agents, thereby carrying out the antiviral mechanism of licorice root. In addition, the product contains flavonoids, polysaccharides, essential oils, which has a general tonic and immunostimulating effect on the body.

There is no data on the pharmacokinetic parameters of the drug, due to its plant origin. Activity is due to the action of all components.

Indications for the use of the medication

The drug is used for:

  • Bronchial asthma and obstructive diseases of the bronchial tree to relieve symptoms, to achieve an expectorant effect.
  • Acute inflammatory process in the larynx, trachea.
  • Acute inflammatory process in the upper respiratory tract.
  • Acute inflammation in the bronchial tree, accompanied by cough.
  • Moist cough.
  • Collapse of the lung lobe from blockage of the bronchial tree with a mucous plug.
  • Diseases with a chronic suppurative process in the irreversibly dilated and deformed, functionally defective bronchi.
  • Inflammatory process of lung tissue.
  • Finding the patient in the pre- or postoperative period to carry out sanitation measures to remove purulent bronchial contents and sputum from the bronchial tree.
  • Acute respiratory viral infections, herpes.
  • Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and duodenum.
  • Ulcerative defect of the mucous membrane of the stomach and duodenum in the stage of healing and scarring.
  • Insufficiency, hypofunction of the primary adrenal cortex.

As a rule, in all these situations, the syrup is prescribed as part of complex therapy.

The spectrum of contraindications to the use of herbal infusion containing ethyl alcohol

Do not use the medication when:

  • Increased individual sensitivity to basic pharmaceutical substances, as well as additional substances necessary to give the dosage form, which is a syrup.
  • Kidney pathologies with a glomerular filtration rate according to the Reberg test less than 30 milliliters per minute.
  • Liver pathologies with class B and C on the Child-Pugh scale.
  • Treating children under six months of age.
  • Ulcerative pathology of the mucous membrane of the stomach and duodenum in the acute stage.
  • Inflammation of the gastric mucosa in the stage of exacerbation of the process.
  • Chronic viral hepatitis of the liver, cirrhotic liver damage.
  • Endocrine disease - diabetes mellitus.
  • Violation of the rhythm of cardiac activity.
  • Decreased levels of potassium in the blood.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Regular increase in blood pressure above normal.

With caution, under the constant supervision of a specialist, use in the treatment of patients with active forms of the disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis, fungal, viral and bacterial pathogens, in the treatment of respiratory pathologies, decompensated liver cirrhosis.

Side effects of medication that relieves symptoms of inflammation

Possible undesirable effects such as:

  • Allergic reactions in the form of a rash with or without itching, redness of the skin, angioedema, rarely anaphylactic shock.
  • Dyspeptic phenomena in the form of nausea, vomiting, pain in the stomach or intestines, constipation, frequent loose stools, functional digestive disorders, excessive accumulation of gases in the intestines.
  • Headache of various localization and severity.
  • Weakness, drowsiness, apathy, internal anxiety syndrome, feelings of discomfort.
  • Edema, increased blood pressure, heart failure.
  • Pathology of the genitourinary system.
  • Increased sodium levels, decreased blood potassium levels with prolonged use.

In the event of side effects, it is necessary to contact a specialist to resolve the issue of further use of the medication.

Use of the medicine: method, features, dose

Before use, you must consult with a specialist, once again carefully read the recommendations, take into account the indications and contraindications. The dosage is selected individually at the appointment with the treating therapist. The syrup is taken orally per os, using a measuring spoon, a dessert spoon and a teaspoon for dosing. The recommended dose for adults is one spoonful of Syrup diluted in the required amount of water (half a glass), three times a day. Children up to two years of age - drip into a glass of water as many drops as appropriate for the child's age. Children from two to twelve years old - half a teaspoon of Syrup diluted in a quarter of a glass of water. Children over twelve years of age are prescribed a whole teaspoon of herbal remedy three times a day. The course of therapy is up to ten days.

Special instructions when using the product

In pediatrics, the drug is used, the effects of the drug on children over six months old have been studied sufficiently. Use in children up to six months is impractical. No dosage reduction is required for elderly patients. In case of impaired renal function while maintaining a glomerular filtration rate of more than 30 milliliters per minute, dose adjustment is not required. In case of class A liver pathologies on the Child-Pugh scale, correction is not needed. In patients with more severe damage to these organs, the use of herbal remedies is contraindicated.

The use of phytopreparations during pregnancy and before the cessation of breastfeeding

Insufficient data on the possibility of use for therapy. Do not take Licorice Root Syrup in order to avoid negative effects on the fetus and pregnant woman. There is no data on the ability of the main pharmaceutical substance to penetrate the blood-milk barrier. Do not use while breastfeeding or only as a short course of treatment.


The instructions for use do not describe cases of taking doses in greater quantities than recommended in consultation with a specialist or in recommendations for use. Symptoms similar to the manifestations from the point about undesirable effects are possible: dyspeptic disorders in the form of nausea, vomiting, pain in the stomach and intestines, as well as allergic reactions to the components of the medication. Treatment is symptomatic. A drug with a specific action that stops or weakening the effect of the taken large dosages (antidote) has not been developed. Dialysis is not used.

Simultaneous reception of funds with other drugs and compatibility with alcohol drinking drinks

It is not recommended to use in conjunction with similar action drugs. It is necessary to inform the doctor about all drugs that are regularly applied, since there is a risk of weakening or enhancing the action of the main pharmaceutical substances. A complete list of drugs that are not recommended for receiving together with plant fees is presented in formal recommendations. Alcohol during the course of treatment is categorically prohibited.

Storage conditions

Syrup requires optimal storage conditions, including such items as:

  • Compliance with dry temperature regime to thirty degrees.
  • Use before the expiration date of two years.
  • Inaccessibility for children.

After the expiration of the deadline does not apply.

Vacation from pharmacies

Officially, the acquisition of this medicine is possible in the pharmacy network without providing a recipe from a specialist provision.


All types of similar drugs and biologically active additives are presented by medicines with similar content of active ingredients, a spectrum of use, purpose or pharmacological action: Azitral, lollipops, licorice, licorice Sukhoi extract, Altemika, Althemix Broncho, Arida Dry medicine from cough, Ascoril, Amboril Exactor, Bro Zedex, Broncho Tais, Broncholic Collection, Bronchoflox Tea, Bronchostop, Bronchosan, Breast Elixir, Dr. Cough, Inhalin and others.

Prices for licorice root Syrup and ways of delivery in Moscow and other cities of Russia

Take the order in the nearest point of issue or in

Pharmacy Wer.

(Moscow city)

Price: from 31. rub.

Licorice (Licrices, Lacrichnik) is a herbaceous plant, which, thanks to a variety of useful properties, enjoys considerable popularity in both folk and official medicine. Preparations made on its basis are most often prescribed in the treatment of human respiratory system diseases, the most famous among them is a syrup of licorice (licorice) rhizome. The manual for the use of licorice root syrup clarifies the main points of use of this tool for various purposes.

How to apply - instruction

Syrup root licorice

Description of the drug

Syrup of licorice root is a means prepared from the roots of two types of licorice: naked and Ural. This drug has a sufficiently thick consistency, a pleasant vegetable aroma and a rich-brown shade. The composition of the licorice syrup includes the extractor of the rhizomes of the licorice, sugar, water and ethyl alcohol.

Therapeutic properties of the sirop of licorice root are due to a significant number of active ingredients contained in a vegetable extract, including:

  • glycyrrhizic acid healing inflammatory processes in the human body;
  • flavonoids with pronounced antispasmodic properties;
  • resins and oils that contribute to the destruction of viral microorganisms and infections;
  • pectins that purify the body from harmful substances and toxins accumulating in the body during periods of diseases;
  • Quercetin - vegetable adaptogen, which has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect on the human body.

The listed components also have immunomodulatory properties, that is, they are able to increase the body's resistance to the actions of pathogens of various diseases.

Indications for admission

Medicinal syrup is recommended to be taken alone or as an adjunct to the complex treatment of respiratory diseases. The following indications of licorice syrup are well known to medicine:

  • cough accompanying diseases of the bronchi, trachea, inflammatory processes in the lungs, bronchial pneumonia. With a dry cough, licorice syrup dilutes the secretion that accumulates in the respiratory tract, soothes irritated bronchi, with a wet cough - facilitates the discharge of sputum, relieves clogged lungs from mucus;
  • bronchial asthma. The remedy eliminates spasms in the bronchi, soothing asthmatic cough. The use of the drug in the presence of this diagnosis should be agreed with the attending physician;
  • purulent process in the bronchi, accompanying the course of tuberculosis and pulmonary abscesses. In such cases, the agent is used as part of a comprehensive treatment to alleviate the general condition of the patient;
  • sanitation of the bronchi before or after surgery.

Who should not use

Instructions for the use of licorice syrup

Contraindications for licorice syrup are few, but they must be taken into account when deciding whether to take this drug. You can not use the drug in the following cases:

  • diseases of the stomach and intestines in the stage of exacerbation (ulcer, gastritis, etc.);
  • heart failure;
  • low blood clotting;
  • hypertension;
  • violations of the secretory function of the adrenal glands.

In addition, you should not use licorice syrup during pregnancy, since this drug can have a negative effect on the hormonal background of the body, increase the unpleasant manifestations of toxicosis, and also provoke the occurrence of edema.

The use of licorice syrup is sometimes accompanied by various side effects, including digestive disorders (vomiting, diarrhea), fluid retention in the body, and an increase in blood pressure.

Usually, a negative reaction to the drug occurs if the recommended dosage of licorice syrup has been significantly exceeded, in which case the drug should be stopped immediately.

Rules for the use of the medicinal product

Reception of licorice syrup must be agreed with your doctor. The drug is taken orally, strictly observing the recommended dosage, frequency of administration and duration of the course.

Adults are recommended to take licorice syrup 3 times a day, 1 teaspoon of the drug, diluted in half a glass of water. Duration of admission is 7-10 days. If the desired therapeutic effect is not achieved within the specified time, the need for further administration of the drug should be consulted with a doctor.

Licorice syrup is given to children 3 times a day in a dose corresponding to the child's age:

  • under 2 years old: 1-2 drops of the drug in 1 teaspoon of water;
  • from 2 to 6 years old: 3-10 drops per 1 teaspoon of water;
  • from 6 to 12 years old: 25 drops in a quarter glass of water;
  • over 12 years old: half a teaspoon of the drug in a quarter glass of water.

The duration of the course of treatment for a child is established by a doctor and usually, like in adults, does not exceed 7-10 days.

To enhance the expectorant properties of the drug, to facilitate the elimination of sputum from the respiratory tract, together with taking the medication, it is recommended to drink plenty of warm drinks.

Additional recommendations for taking the drug

  1. The drug contains a large amount of sugars, so people with diabetes should use it very carefully. Only a doctor will be able to give recommendations to a diabetic on how to drink licorice syrup without harm to health.
  2. Contains ethyl alcohol, therefore licorice syrup is categorically contraindicated for pregnant women at any time. When breastfeeding, this medicine is recommended to be used only in exceptional cases.
  3. It can cause drowsiness, as well as inhibition of attention and reactions, so licorice syrup should be used with extreme caution by drivers.
  4. It is addictive, therefore, the recommended duration of the treatment course should not be violated.

Application for cleansing the lymphatic system

Cleaning the lymphosystem of licorice syrup

According to adherents of traditional medicine, cleansing the lymphatic system with licorice syrup is extremely useful for improving health and preserving youth for many years.

The lymphatic fluid circulating in the human body transfers various substances (proteins, water, lymphocytes, toxins, etc.) from tissues to the blood.

With improper nutrition and an inactive lifestyle, harmful waste products of a person accumulate in the lymph, "polluting" it and hindering the work of the entire lymphatic system, thereby worsening health, contributing to the development of various diseases.

Licorice syrup for lymph, its cleansing and healing, traditional healers and some doctors recommend taking a two-week course. The classic method of using licorice syrup during this period includes the following activities: every morning on an empty stomach, one tablespoon of the drug is drunk, diluted with a glass of water.

Licorice removes harmful substances into the intestines. So that they do not get back into the blood, during the course of cleansing, any sorbent drug is taken daily, which binds toxic substances and removes them from the body.

As a sorbent, for example, Enterosgel is suitable, a tablespoon of which is drunk about an hour after taking the medicine.

Licorice syrup and Enterosgel can benefit the body, but you should definitely consult your doctor about their use, the need for a cleaning procedure.

It is strictly forbidden to use licorice syrup to cleanse the lymphatic fluid during pregnancy and lactation, with diabetes of both types, acute stages of diseases of the digestive system, hypertension, the presence of an allergic reaction to the components of the drug.

Licorice syrup for beauty

Syrup of licorice from pigment stains

The beneficial properties of licorice syrup have found application in cosmetology. Licorice root extract is added to many expensive face and hair care products.

Licorice can help in the fight against dullness and sagging skin, acne and, of course, with such an unpleasant problem for many women as skin pigmentation.

Licorice syrup for age spots and freckles can be used alone or as part of lotions and masks. To whiten the skin with this remedy, you should wipe the places of accumulation of spots and freckles with a licorice preparation 1-2 times every day.

15 minutes after using the product, wash your face with warm water and apply any moisturizer to your skin. The effect of such a simple procedure will be noticeable already after 3-4 days: the skin will acquire a gentle, even shade, and the pigmentation will disappear almost completely.

Licorice syrup for the face also works as a rejuvenator. Its daily use externally as a lotion helps to smooth expression and age wrinkles, saturates the skin with essential vitamins and microelements, restoring its youthful shine and radiance.

How to make medicinal syrup at home

Instead of acquiring licorice syrup from cough in a pharmacy point, it can be prepared without much difficulty in its own kitchen. True, it will still have to go to the nearest pharmacy, because the hood is sold exactly there.

Licode Syrope Recipe:

  • Cook 80 ml. syrup (water with sugar, which is added to taste);
  • Pour 4 g. Hoods of licorice root and 10 ml. alcohol;
  • Mix everything thoroughly.

Take the resulting tool, guided by the rules for the use of the pharmacy drug.

The use of licorice syrup is also that it does not just treat various diseases, but also is able to prevent their appearance. Activating the protective forces of the body, this vegetation preparation provides the body to many diseases to many diseases.

However, due to the presence of a number of contraindications, take it only after consulting with the attending physician.

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