Recognized globally as variety of candy and a flavoring for soft drinks, Licorice Root, or Glycyrrhiza glabra, has also long been known to possess a wide variety of beneficial qualities. In Chinese Medicine, it has been used for ages to harmonize the other ingredients in a formula, as well as to help carry the formula to the twelve "regular meridians." It has also been found as a flavoring agent in soft drinks, herbal teas, as well as in medicine to help disguise the unpleasant tastes of some of the other ingredients. In Italy and Spain Licorice is chewed as a breath freshener, and Chinese cuisine uses it as a spice, often for broth and foods simmered in soy sauce.

Licorice Root  Cut 1oz.
Licorice Root Cut 1oz.
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Since ancient times, it has also been used as an expectorant, particularly in Ayurvedic Medicine. Modern cough syrups frequently use licorice extracts, proving once more some of the wisdom of the lore of old. Conventional and naturopathic treatments of mouth and peptic ulcers sometimes also utilize Licorice, and it may be used as a topical agent for treating shingles and, as some herbalists claim, oral or genital herpes. Licorice has also been found to be of use in treating digestive ailments such as leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and Crohn's Disease. Note: Use should be avoided if you are pregnant, nursing, or have high blood pressure.