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LICORICE... is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can help to sooth arthritis. It also works to help the stomach make more mucus for its lining. This reduces problems with upset stomach, ulcers, and acid indigestion.
Applications: Anti-inflammatory/Expectorant/Laxative/Adrenal agent/Demulcent. Licorice is primarily used to treat problems with the digestive system.
Digestion: Licorice helps to sooth the mucosae linings of the stomach and intestines. This helps to prevent ulcers and other inflammations.
Expectorant: Licorice helps to thin mucus making it valuable for asthma and other chest problems.
Adrenal gland: Licorice causes the adrenal glands to produce hormones. This is helpful for someone with low adrenal function.
Laxative: Licorice can be used to relieve constipation.
Canker sores: Licorice can help to soothe canker sores.
Safety: If you have anemia, high blood pressure, or are pregnant, you should not take licorice. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.