Considered as one of the most common alternative remedies Licorice comes with remarkable benefits. Going by the scientific name Glycyrrhiza glabra or Liquorice, the herbaceous perennial legume is native to southern Europe and parts of Asian countries, such as India. Related to Anise or Star Anise, licorice is even used as a sweetener in beverages and candies. It establishes several holistic benefits and is available in different forms including glycyrrhizin or as deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL).
Soothes the stomach by relieving food poisoning, gastrointestinal issues, heartburn and stomach ulcers
Suppresses the toxic H.pylori bacteria
Treats respiratory issues successfully and produces clean healthy phlegm
Supplements of licorice are known to combat stress effectively by promoting healthy levels of cortisol in the body
Has the ability to treat breast and prostate cancers
Protects skin and teeth
Some of the key constituents of licorice are:
Sweet, foaming triterpene glycoside
Flavonoids such as liquiritin, isoliquiritin, liquiritigenin and isoliquiritigenin
The Licorice Root can fight off baldness and improve hair health. It is also one of the highly recommended treatments for hair loss. The pores of the scalp open up due to its mollifying properties and reduce irritation and redness resulting in hair growth. In fact make a paste of milk, saffron and licorice and apply it to the scalp to prevent hair loss.