Helps soothe lining of stomach and intestines; also helps alleviate heartburn.
Thins mucous so aids with coughs and sore throats as well as asthma and other chest problems.
Can work as a mild laxative.
Can also be effective for skin conditions such as herpes, insect bites, and even sunburn.
Take in teas, tinctures, and in encapsulations. The whole sticks and slices may be chewed straight and are pleasant tasting.
Don't use licorice if you have high blood pressure and/or eat a meat and potatoes diet. Your body needs potassium from fruit and vegetables to compensate for the excretion of potassium stimulated by licorice. If you use steroids or an asthma inhaler, licorice will increase both the effectiveness of the drug and the severity of its side effects. Its long term use is not recommended, and it is not recommended for use by pregnant women. May cause stomach upset if taken in large quantities.
Orrs Trading Company does not intend to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure through the sale of this herb. Use at your own risk.