Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra
Components: One of the most widely used medicinal herbs in the world, licorice is an annual in the bean family. Native to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, it has been valued for its medicinal and culinary uses since ancient times.
Overview: Licorice root, full of anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, is useful in treating a variety of ailments including liver problems, intestinal distress, bronchial disorders, and issues in the mouth such as canker sores and a sore throat. Its anti-inflammatory benefits may also help relieve pain, particularly in the joints.
Uses: The dried root can be used in teas, tinctures, and encapsulations.