Licorice Extract, 2 oz.

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Licorice is a very popular herb with a long history of use as a medicinal plant. It is strongly anti-viral and is being used extensively in Japan for the treatment of viral hepatitis and in China for tuberculosis. In Ayurveda, it is used primarily as a lung tonic due to its demulcent effects. In moderation, licorice improves digestion and relieves ulcers as well as chronic bowel problems such as Crohn's disease. Licorice is an ingredient in many Chinese formulations where it supports harmony between the other herbs and minimizes the risk of allergic reactions. It is also an ingredient in the Hoxsey tonic which we produce under the name of Sundance Elixir.

Licorice is a phytoestrogen.  It is mucilaginous and soothing and can therefore relieve coughs and dryness. It pacifies vata and pitta and increases kapha.


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