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What Licorice herb Is:

Licorice was used therapeutically in ancient China and Rome, mostly for respiratory complaints and intestinal woes. Ever since, the plant's roots have been used for these conditions and more, with an ever-growing mountain of scientific evidence to back up the applications. Some 20 different licorice species grow in parts of Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Australia. The plant typically sports small, pointy leaves and flower clusters. Licorice derives its common name from liquirtia, a Latin term based on the plant's original Greek name, glukos riza, or "sweet root." The active ingredient, glycyrrhizin, is 50 times sweeter than sugar, but it has an aftertaste that puts a lot of people off. Perhaps That's one reason why, at least in the United States, those "ropes" of licorice candy usually contain more anise than licorice.

One of the most widely used herbs, liquorice has an important place in both Western and Eastern herbal medicine. It has hormonal, anti-inflammatory, anti- allergic, antibacterial and antiviral effects. Licorice has also been shown to stimulate the immune system.

Licorice extract, benefits, health, effects, plantLicorice benefits

Licorice has been used to treat inflammatory and allergic conditions, colds, viral infections, hepatitis, premenstrual syndrome, Addison's disease, peptic ulcers and skin conditions.

Cautions

Long-term use of licorice can raise blood pressure. It should not be used during pregnancy or by anyone with high blood pressure, liver disease or kidney failure.

 
 
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