Benefits of Liquorice:
Heartburn and acid reflux
extract of Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) was found to be effective against functional dyspepsia, which includes not only heartburn but also a natural remedy for nausea, indigestion and stomach pain.
Tied to systemic health issues, leaky gut syndrome can be difficult to tackle. As an anti-inflammatory and demulcent (soothing) herb, licorice root works as a natural remedy for ulcers and can be a beneficial leaky gut supplement.
licorice was found to help the body more efficiently regulate cortisol the stress hormone — thus giving your adrenals a break.It turns out it’s one of the main adaptogen herbs to lower cortisol.
As an antispasmodic, licorice can have an effect on cramps both abdominally and potentially in the muscles, as well.Topically, licorice can alleviate eczema discomfort and other dermal conditions as it acts as a hydrocortisone.Anti-inflammatory benefits may also help relieve pain
Licorice is emerging as a prominent player in the search for treatment and prevention for diseases like hepatitis C, HIV and influenza. The triterpenoid content has been confirmed as an antiviral, making licorice extract a potentially strong partner for the immune system.
Licorice root benefits a sore throat or cough immensely as an effective expectorant, helping to loosen and expel mucus that the cough is trying to eliminate. Its soothing demulcent, anti-inflammatory properties can bring fast relief for sore throat. Demulcents need to make contact with the part of the body that needs to be soothed, so extracts in cough drops and syrups, as well as tea, are most effective.
Licorice root also appears to have an estrogen-like effect in women, lending itself as an option for menstrual- and fertility-related concerns, including as a natural remedy for PMS.For treatment of menopause, licorice was shown in a Health Care for Women International study to be better than hormone replacement therapy at reducing the duration of hot flashes.