Licorice root has been used in natural medicine as an adjunct to calm digestive discomfort. However, in some cases it is not recommended. What do you need to know about it?
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)☑ is a natural ingredient that has been used since ancient times as a remedy for various types of ailments. Due to its characteristic sweet taste, it is also used in the industry as a sweetener and to soften the taste of some medications.
It can also be found in the form of herbal teas, capsules, extracts, and other presentations whose purpose is to serve as a supplement. Thus, there are those who use it to calm digestive discomfort, menopausal symptoms, infections, among other health problems.
But is it safe to use? Is there evidence about its properties? To date there is insufficient evidence to consider this root as a treatment for the disease. However, some studies support…