When you’ve got a cough that won’t go away… and a tight chest that NEVER seems to relax… it’s not just annoying and painful.
It can SABOTAGE your ability to talk… eat… and sleep!
Your throat is sore… and your airways are so clogged, you can’t get enough air.
Fortunately, there’s a way to clean your respiratory tract… and heal it… FOR GOOD!
It comes straight out of ancient Egypt.
This herb is so naturally sweet, you might mistake it for candy.
But don’t underestimate the medicinal power of this natural cough suppressant and breathing HERO!
Never hack up a lung again
If there was one herb that the ancient Egyptians LOVED, it was licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra).
They thought it could cure EVERYTHING.
Now, NO herb is a cure-all…
But some have proven to be more useful than others.
And licorice root is one of those.
Traditional Chinese Medicine uses it more than any other herb.
And even the American mainstream has begun to warm up to this “sweet root”!
You may know it for its ability to soothe your digestive tract…
But you don’t need an ulcer to reap the benefits of this ancient remedy.
Because it can do the SAME for the mucus membranes in your RESPIRATORY tract!
Its antioxidant content – mostly glycyrrhizic acid – is SO potent, it can even slow the progression of COPD!
And it’s just as effective when it comes to RIDDING you of everyday breathing problems, as it exhibits five main actions:
- antibacterial/antiviral: suppresses H. pylori, a HIDDEN culprit behind chronic bronchitis and other upper respiratory ailments, thanks to the action of its flavonoids glabridin and glabrene.
- decongestant/expectorant: helps your body secrete new, thin mucus to help clear your clogged airways.
- anti-inflammatory: reduces throat irritation and decreases swelling by acting as a COX-2 inhibitor.
- antispasmodic: eases coughing and chest tightening.
- moistening: not only quenches thirst, but also beats back dry throat.
Licorice can even soothe the worst cough and sore throat you’ll ever experience – the one you get after being intubated for surgery.
That “breathing tube” can cause AGONIZING cases of postoperative sore throat (POST).
That’s kind of a misnomer…
Because with POST, you ALSO suffer from dryness… trouble swallowing… coughing… and hoarseness.
The mainstream wants you to gargle with KETAMINE to reduce the symptoms.
But a 2016 study – out of Egypt, no less – found that licorice is EQUALLY as effective as a powerful SEDATIVE in reducing the severity of or staving off POST altogether.
Research shows that gargling with licorice for five minutes immediately before general anesthesia can SLASH the occurrence of POST in HALF!
There’s an even easier way…
Because in a 2013 study , Indian researchers found that simply sucking on a low-dose licorice lozenge for 30 minutes before getting knocked out and intubated can achieve the same result.
Now, we’re not talking about raiding the candy dish or breaking open a bag of Twizzlers or Red Vines here. None of those actually contain ANY licorice.
On the other hand, any commercial tea that purports its benefits for the respiratory system (including “Throat Coat”) probably contains licorice root. Check the ingredients to be sure.
Look for cough syrups and drops that contain licorice as well, as the herb needs to make contact with your throat in order to soothe it.
And while most docs will suggest deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) for gastric issues, whole licorice is recommended for breathing problems.
Don’t, however, make it a daily routine. Too much licorice can be a bad thing, so keep your use of it under four weeks… and then take a break.