Scientific Name

Glycyrrhiza glabra


Licorice stimulates the immune system, treats inflammatory and allergy conditions, colds, viral infections, hepatitis, premenstrual syndrome, Addison’s disease (failure of the adrenal glands), peptic ulcers (a sore on the lining of the stomach or small intestine), and many skin conditions.  Blood pressure may increase from prolonged use of licorice.  Pregnant women and those with high blood pressure are not advised to use licorice as well as individuals with liver disease or kidney failure.


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