Licorice is an extract from the root of the plant called GlycyrrhizaGlabra. This extract has been consumed from ancient times and is still quite popular with a strong candy flavor but the herb has different strength.
Some people take licorice by mouth for healing sore throat, bronchitis, cough, and infections caused by bacteria or viruses.
Organic Licorice is also taken by mouth in combination with peony to increase fertility in women with a hormonal disorder called polycystic ovary syndrome, to treat people with abnormal levels of a hormone prolactin, for muscle cramps. In combination with other herbs, licorice is also used to treat prostate cancer and the skin disorder known as eczema.
Some people use licorice as a shampoo to reduce oiliness in their hair. It is also applied as a gelfor itchy, inflamed skin (eczema), as a solution to stop bleeding, as a patch in the mouth or as a gargle for canker sores, as a cream for psoriasis, weight loss, or a skin condition characterized by brown spots (melisma), as a gargle for recovery after surgery and as a paste for dental plaque.
Organic Licorice is used intravenously to treat hepatitis B and C, as well as is used to cure mouth sores (lichen planus) in people with hepatitis C.Licorice is also used to flavor foods, beverages, and tobacco products.
The chemicals contained in licorice are thought to decrease swelling, thin mucus secretions, decrease cough, and increase the chemicals in our body that heal ulcers.