Licorice Root

Licorice Root

Botanical Name:

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Common Name(s):



Native to Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia - extensively cultivated elsewhere.

Parts Used:


Key Actions:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Expectorant
  • Demulcent
  • Mild Laxative
  • Antiviral
  • Tonic

Traditional Uses:

  • Asthma
  • Canker sores
  • Gastritis
  • Peptic ulcerations
  • Arthritis
  • Inflamed joints
  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Throat ulcers
  • Tooth decay


Discuss use with your doctor or a medical professional if you are taking prescription medication.


  • Tea infusion
  • Tincture

Disclaimer: This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease. Information is provided for educational purposes only, it is not to be used as medical advice. Use this herb at your own risk. We are not responsible for dosage mistakes, misuse, or adverse reactions. Each person reacts differently to each plant and you should always exercise caution when taking herbs and herbal products. Always consult a medical professional before taking/using any herb or herbal product.

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