Licorice Root grows in Asia and has many health benefits. Licorice root is great for stress and stress related diseases… and it’s full of glycyrrhizin, which is great for supporting the adrenal glands… and also works well for fibromyalgia, shingles, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Also Licorice Root boosts the immune system and promotes the production of interferon, which has been used in the treatment of many diseases including cancer.
Licorice Root is a great anti-inflammatory agent helping to sooth the GI, Respiratory, and Urinary systems and helps with pain too. Because Licorice Root is antibacterial and antiviral… it also works well for herpes, cold sores, and viral hepatitis and other diseases. And Licorice Root combats fungal vaginal infections too! And Licorice Root stimulates cellular growth of the lining of the stomach and intestines making it great for gastric and intestinal ulcers… there have been many studies on ulcer healing and Licorice Root.
And taking a cup of Licorice Root Tea (Which is sweet tasting) in the morning can help with depression, anxiety, and other nervous problems too! And some people chew on the root it self… helping them to calm down and feel at peace. And Licorice Root has lots of antioxidants and works to harmonize the workings of the body in general.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist