Glycyrrhizic acid in Licorice Root may help with depression and anxiety by promoting adrenal gland function. Adrenal glands regulate stress hormones such as cortisol. The depleted stress hormone levels are usually responsible for chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, and lowered resistance levels to allergens and infections.
High cholesterol and heart disease: Licorice Root may regulate the cholesterol levels by improving the bile flow. It is said that bile acids account for cholesterol metabolism and elimination of excess cholesterol in the body..
Sore throat and cough: Researches suggest that saponin glycosides in licorice root have an expectorant activity which may help with dry cough, bronchitis, and asthma..?
Stomach and gastric problems: Licorice root is used to treat many intestinal tract and digestive abnormalities. The flavonoids and chalcones in Licorice Root may help with inflammation and irritation of the digestive tract and the mucus lining of the stomach caused by bacterial infection..