Licorice Root （GanCao(Sheng)）
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Tonifies the Spleen and augments Qi；
Moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm and stops coughing；
Moderates spasms and alleviates pain；
Clears Heat and relieves Fire toxicity；
Antidote for many toxic substances (internal and topical)；
Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs and guides the herbs to all twelve channels
Spleen Qi Deficiency with shortness of breath, lassitude and loose stools；
Qi and Blood Deficiency with an irregular pulse and/or palpitations；
Heart Qi Deficiency or Heart Yang Deficiency；
Lung Heat or Cold；
Productive or non-productive coughing；
Painful muscle spasms of the abdomen and legs；
Raw for Toxic Heat with sore throat or carbuncles and sores (Chuang Yung)；
Contraindicated in those with Excess Dampness with nausea, vomiting and abdominal fullness.
Contraindicated in those who frequently drink wine.
Contraindicated in those who have hypertension, edema, hyperglycemic conditions, osteoporosis and general Excess secretions.
Large doses (over 35 gm during a one week period) can create a sodium/potassium imbalance in the blood creating edema and heart palpitations.
Incompatible with Flos Genkwa Yuan Hua.
Incompatible with Rx. Euphorbiae seu Knoxiae Jing Da Ji.
Incompatible with Sargassum Hai Zao (it is frequently used with this herb).
Incompatible with Rx. Kansui Gan Sui
This herb may alter the therapeutic effects of corticosteroids such as cortisone, prednisone (Orasone), dexamethasone (Decadron), hydrocortisone (Cortef) and methoprednisolone (Medrol).
Use with caution with cardioglycosides such as digoxin (Lanoxin).
This herb speeds the metabolism of drugs such as chloral hydrate, urethane, cocaine, picrotoxin, caffeine, pilocarpine, nicotine, and barbiturates and treats overdose of these agents.