Chemical and nutrient content
Asparagine, biotin, choline, fat, glycyrrhizin, gum, inositol, lecithin, manganese, PABA, pantothenic acid, pentacyclic terpenes, phosphorus, protein, sugar, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, and E.
Beneficial for hypoglycemia, bronchitis, colitis, diverticulosis, gastritis, stress, colds, nausea, and inflammation. Cleanses the colon, promotes adrenal gland function, decreases muscle or skeletal spasms, and increases fluidity of mucus from the lungs and bronchial tubes.
Has estrogen-like hormone effects; changes the voice.
Studies show licorice root stimulates the production of interferon.
WARNING: Do not use if you have high blood pressure. Deglycyrrhizinated licorice may stimulate the body's defence mechanisms that prevent the occurrence of ulcers by increasing the amount of mucous-secreting cells in the digestive tract.
This improves the quality of mucous, lengthens intestinal cell life, and enhances microcirculation in the gastrointestinal lining. Licorice derivaties have been recommended as a standard nutritional support for ulcer sufferers in Europe.