Liquorice Root comes from the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra. Liquorice juice is extracted from the root and is mainly used in sweets, medicine and drinks!
Historically one of the oldest known sweets. The Romans would chew a stick as Roman legions considered licorice an indispensable ration for their long grueling campaigns. Also found in the Egyptians tombs!
More detailed medicinal uses:
Natural Liquorice is used in preparing medications to cure sore throat, cough, stomach inflammation and ulcers and is also used as a laxative. Liquorice serves to relieve rheumatism and arthritis as well as regularize the blood sugar levels. Unpeeled Liquorice’s sweet flavor is used as a flavoring agent to disguise the bitter and unpleasant taste of certain drugs and is also used for coating capsules.
Licorice (another way of spelling Liquorice) does wonders with treating almost every major medical complaint such as lungs and kidney problems, bladder problems and gall stones, tonsillitis, allergies, abdominal pain, toothache, headache, earache, nausea, body fatigue, food poisoning, fluid retention, hemorrhoids, hysteria, indigestion and gastritis. Moreover, licorice roots’ helps in regulating the cholesterol, blood sugar levels and diabetes. Organic liquorice is also a good cure of depression, anxiety and insomnia, high fever and malaria