Licorice helps with various digestive system complaints such as stomach ulcers, colic,heartburn and ongoing inflammation of the lining of the stomach (chronic gastritis).
It is also used for sore throat, bronchitis, cough, and infections caused by bacteria or viruses.
It can also relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis, liver disorders, malaria, tuberculosis, food poisoning, and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Licorice is also used to increase fertility in women with a hormonal disorder called polycystic ovary syndrome.
When used in combination with other herbs, licorice is also used to treat prostate cancer and the skin disorder known as eczema.
Licorice can sometimes be used along with the herbs such as Panax ginseng and Bupleurum falcatum to improve the function of the adrenal glands, in people who have taken steroid drugs long-term. Steroids tend to suppress the activity of adrenal glands. The adrenal glands is responsible for producing important hormones that regulate the body’s response to stress.