What is liquorice root?
Liquorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra, Glycyrrhiza uralensis), also known as licorice root, sweet root, and gan-zao, is a root of a plant that grows grows in the Mediterranean, Europe and Asia. Today it usually used as a sweetener, however medicinally, liquorice root been used for centuries in Greek, Chinese, and Egyptian medicine to treat stomach inflammation and upper respiratory problems.
What does liquorice root do for the human body?
Liquorice root is often served in the form of a Tea as part of a Detox & Cleanse programme. As a dietary supplement, herbalist practitioners may recommend liquorice root for a Cough & Sore Throat, menopausal symptoms, digestive problems, and/or viral infections.
What are the side effects of licorice root?
According to some studies, consuming too much licorice may lead to low levels of Potassium in the Body, which could cause muscle weakness. Excessive licorice root extract consumption has also been linked high Blood Pressure, swelling, and metabolism abnormalities.