Liquorice root is sweet herb with numerous therapeutic uses. It has a well-documented reputation for healing ulcers, and can lower stomach acid levels, relieve heartburn and indigestion and even act as a mild laxative.
Liquorice can also be used for irritation, inflammation and spasm in the digestive tract.
Used therapeutically, liquorice has a soothing and healing action, and helps in reducing irritation and inflammation. It has an expectorant effect, useful in irritating coughs, asthma and chest infections. Known as a adrenal tonic, liquorice may also help to improve resistance to stress. It should be thought of during times of both physical and emotional stress, after surgery or during convalescence, or when feeling tired and run down