Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) root and licorice extract can both be used medicinally. Licorice has been around for many centuries. Licorice contains glycyrrhetic acid, which helps heal stomach ulcers. Other ingredients, including glabridin, glycyrrhizin, and licoricidin, are said to soothe inflammation. Licorice has been used for many ailments, including broncitis, cough, stomach inflammtion and ulcers. It is helpful for respiratory inflammation as well as bacterial and viral infections. Licorice has many reported actions that support the body and good health.
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