Lecithin is a fatlike substance called a phospholipid. It is produced daily by the liver if the diet is adequate. It is needed by every cell in the body and is a key building block of cell membranes; without it, they would harden. Lecithin protects cells from oxidation and largely comprises the protective sheaths surrounding the brain. It is composed mostly of B vitamins, phosphoric acid, choline, linoleic acid and inositol. Although it is a fatty substance, it is also a fat emulsifier. Lecithin supports the circulatory system. Its choline is useful for making acetylcholine.
Licorice helps loosen phlegm and ease non-productive coughs. It is also very helpful for bronchitis, congestion, and colds. As a demulcent, Licorice soothes mucous membranes and helps relieve sore throats. The herb stimulates production of cortisone and aldosterone, which are effective anti-inflammatory agents. Licorice is a wonderful support for good digestion and healthy gastrointestinal system. As a demulcent, the herb soothes the mucous membranes and protects the stomach and intestines. It also is a natural flavoring agent.
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