Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
The health benefits of licorice include relief from canker sores, stomach disorders such as heartburn, acid reflux and leaky gut, respiratory ailments, pre-menstrual syndrome, peptic ulcers, menopausal symptoms and it helps in fighting various kinds of infections such as herpes, HIV, hepatitis, and shingles. Applied topically, licorice can alleviate eczema discomfort and other dermatological conditions as it acts as a hydrocortisone.
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Licorice is also effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cancer, tuberculosis, neurological disorders, female fertility, and obesity, while also helping to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol. Licorice extracts contain phytoestrogens, which promote detoxification, healthy skin and hair, dental health, and immune defense. Furthermore, it helps to combat body odor and depression. Ref. J Adv Res. 2015 Jan;6(1):99-104. doi:10.2016/j.jare.2014.05.001 Epub 2014 may 14. Jethnopharmacol.2005 Jul 14;99(3):317-24.Fiore C, Eisenhut M, Ragazzi E, Zanchin G, Armanini D,