It acts as an expectorant, emollient, anti-inflammatory, acts on the adrenal gland, is an anticonvulsant and mild laxative.
It has a positive effect on bronchial catarrh, bronchitis, pneumonia and coughing. Diuretic and is recommended for diabetes and cholesterol.
The herb is beneficial in spleen problems, gastritis and peptic ulcers, colic, symptoms of menopause, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), liver disorders, malaria, tuberculosis, high blood potassium levels, food poisoning, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), abscesses, recovering from surgery, rash, high cholesterol.
Liquorice combined with Chinese ginseng improves adrenal function.
The combination of licorice with elm bark, lactulose, and oat bran is used as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Some people use licorice as a shampoo to reduce oiliness in their hair. Also applicable pad itching, skin inflammation (eczema), as a solution to stop the bleeding in the mouth as a gargle for canker sores, as a cream for psoriasis, and toothpaste for dental plaque.
Used intravenously in saline for the treatment of hepatitis B and C, and mouth sores (lichen planus) in people with hepatitis C.
Licorice is used as a flavoring in foods, beverages, and tobacco products.
Use: Pour half a teaspoon to a cup of water to simmer for 7-10 minutes, strain and drink.
Drink it once per day.
Caution in use, to avoid the consumption from hypertensive people.