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Liquorice, Medicinal uses
The dried root, stripped of its bitter bark, is recommended as a remedy for colds, sore throats and bronchial catarrh. Liquorice is also a gentle laxative and lowers stomach acid levels - so can relief heartburn. It has great healing powers in healing ulcers because it spreads a protective gel over the stomach wall - Middle Eastern Arabs used it traditionally as a strong infusion called 'soos', which was served cool and used to help digestive disorders. It also lowers cholesterol levels.
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