- It shows antioxidant, antifungal, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and cytotoxic activities.
- Rhizomes and roots are the most important medicinal parts of licorice that have been reported to be used alone or with other herbs for the treatment of many digestive system disorders (e.g., stomach ulcers, hyperdipsia, flatulence, and colic), respiratory tract disorders, such as coughs, asthma, tonsillitis, and sore throat, epilepsy, fever, sexual debility, paralysis, rheumatism, leucorrhoea, psoriasis, prostate cancer, malaria, hemorrhagic diseases, and jaundice.
- It can be used as a food and beverage flavouring agent and added to flavoured tobacco products.
Glycyrrhiza glabra thrives in a dry and sunny climate and is cultivated in the subtropical and warm temperate regions, chiefly in the Mediterranean region. Liquorice is indigenous to Eurasia, Northern Africa, and western Asia. In India it is cultivated in Punjab and sub Himalayan tracts.