Health Benefits Of Liquorice

Today we’re here to talk about one of the most divisive flavours going round. Liquorice. If you’re a liquorice fiend (like me), we have some good news for you. Studies have shown that liquorice root contains a multitude of health properties and in certain quantities, can be good for you. Horay! Specifically, liquorice root is able to perform the following functions:

  • Relaxing expectorant (soothes coughs)
  • Demulcent (soothing effect on contact)
  • Anti-inflammatory (via the body’s own corticosteroid mechanisms)
  • Antiulcer against gastrointestinal ulcers
  • Laxative
  • Adaptogen tonic (increases resistance to the effects of physical, mental and emotional stress)
  • Hepatoprotective (protects the liver)
  • Antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial
  • Antioxidant and antitumor
  • Hormonal regulation

In terms of medicinal purposes, Liquorice and Liquorice Root is commonly used for: 

  • Digestive disorders – Peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, chronic gastritis, heartburn, constipation.
  • Immune – infections, including hepatitis, herpes, urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, allergies, autoimmune disorders.
  • Inflammatory conditions – including eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, asthma, systemic lupus erythematosus.

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