Licorice root, also called sweet root, is used as a sweetener in beverages and candies and is popular in Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Licorice extract is used in traditional medicine and herbalism. Both Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine have used licorice for centuries.
Benefits of Licorice:
- Soothes gastrointestinal problems
- The glycyrrhizic acid in licorice has immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to heal the stomach lining in food poisoning, heartburn, and stomach ulcers and restores the balance faster.