The word “licorice” refers to the root of a plant called Glycyrrhiza glabra. It’s native to Europe and Asia.
One of liquorice’s greatest strengths is its ability to contribute towards soothing gastric and abdomen troubles including stomach ulcers, heartburn and other inflammation issues affecting the stomach. Some people opt to drink liquorice root tea throughout the day to keep their bowels in tip-top shape – swap your coffee once in a while and see if you can feel the difference!
Liquorice is also said to help with cold and flu-like symptoms such as coughs and sore throats. The root of liquorice was used as a remedy for upper respiratory problems thousands of years ago and is still used by people today to help tackle various infections.