Licorice root is one of several botanicals where Western and Asian herbalism intersect, resulting in an interesting assortment of uses. Licorice restores the endocrine glands and replenishes estrogen deficiency disorders. Most commonly used for sore throats, dry coughs and hoarseness. Some have also found the sticks to be beneficial as an aide in stopping smoking,
May exacerbate hypertension in some people.
Alterative, demulcent, expectorant, laxative , stimulant