Glycyrrhiza glabra

Part Used



Endocrine; gastrointestinal


Adaptogen & adrenal restorative; anti-inflammatory; antimicrobial; anti-spasmodic; anti-tumor; demulcent; expectorant; hepatoprotective; laxative (mild); phytoestrogenic; vulnerary;

Traditional Uses

Specific for the treatment of peptic ulcers. Soothes gastrointestinal inflammation and irritations. Used for adrenal insufficiency. Benefits inflammatory conditions, such as allergies and autoimmune disease, lyme disease. A respiratory action for dry and spasmodic coughs. For rheumatism, muscle spasm and cramps, and joint inflammation – can be used both internally and externally. Used topically for eczema, herpes, shingles, diaper rash, and psoriasis. ^1. 2.