If it is intended to take licorice root for cough, then the syrup from the plant will be optimal for this purpose. It is taken orally, after meals, up to 4 times a day. It is undesirable to dilute the agent with water, but it is allowed to drink it with liquid (water, tea).
Adults and children over the age of twelve take 15 ml of licorice syrup at a time.
Younger children are recommended such dosage means:
- children 1-3 years old - 2.5 ml at a time;
- children 4-6 years old - up to 5 ml at a time;
- children 7-9 years old - up to 7.5 ml at a time;
- children 10-12 years old - up to 10 ml at a time.
The duration of treatment is determined for each patient separately: the nature, complexity and other features of the course of the disease, as well as the tolerability of such treatment are taken into account.
- How to cook licorice root cough at home, and how to drink?
To prepare the broth, you will need 2 tbsp. L crushed rhizomes of a plant and 200-250 ml of boiled water. Roots are put in a saucepan, filled with water, covered with a lid and heated in a water bath for 30 minutes. Allow to infuse for 15 minutes, then filtered and topped up with broth with boiled water to 200 ml. This broth adults drink 2 tbsp. L 30 minutes before meals, four times a day. Children can take the drug for 1-2 hours. Three or four times a day, depending on age.
To prepare the infusion take 200 ml of boiling water and pour 1 tbsp. L licorice, incubated under the lid for about 30 minutes, then filtered. Adults can take an infusion of 1/3 cup (50-60 ml) between meals, 3-4 times a day. Children are offered to take 1-3 teaspoons of the remedy three times a day.
It is even easier to prepare the infusion using special filter bags with chopped licorice root. Enough to fill with boiling water 1-3 bags and insist 20 minutes, then take the product according to the instructions.
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Application for children
Licorice root is actively used to relieve cough in children. The rates of use, the duration of treatment depend not only on the age of the child and the characteristics of the disease, but also on the medicinal form in which licorice is supposed to be used.
Can I give cough licorice root to children, the doctor must decide. If the drug has alcohol supplements in its composition, then its use by children up to 1-2 years is highly undesirable. Syrups that do not contain alcohol, are allowed to offer the child, starting from the age of one year.
Licorice root for children up to a year of cough can be offered in the form of a decoction or infusion, after conducting a test for allergies. Only making sure that there is no hypersensitivity, proceed to treatment with means of licorice root. Dosage and administration for young children should be discussed with the pediatrician.