Glycyrrhiza glabra or Liquorice grows freely in nature Which can be called as the grandfather of medicinal plants. It is a famous plant whose underground stem and roots are used medicinally and also people have used it to treat various diseases since thousands of years!
Liquorice has almost no side effects when used as a food product. When it is a medicinal product, it might have side effects on the body obviously. In traditional medicine, it is used as an effective aid in the treatment of heartburn. You must have heard that Liquorice is used to treat coughs. This plant, which aslo could be found beside Wheat fields, is still utilized in combination with cough syrups and drugs for respiratory diseases.
Liquorice actually kills viruses that are in the airways. Numerous studies have been done in this regard and experts have concluded that consuming only 100 mg of Liquorice per day can decrease blood LDL cholesterol. It is also effective in treating chronic hepatitis B virus, helping to suppress hepatitis B antigen secretion and improving liver function. The use of Liquorice makes the skin lighter and whiter.
Traditional medicine says that the flavonoids and phytoestrogens in Liquorice, as well as it’s anti-inflammatory properties, help treat dandruff. To eliminate the bad smell under the arms and legs, make an ointment from and put it in these parts.