Our adrenal loving Licorice really is a jack of all trades (hence why you’ll find it in so many of our blends) with its medicinal use of the ‘sweet root’ well documented since approximately 2500 BC.
The most studied of its active constituents are several triterpenoid saponins – glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhetinic acid, and flavonoids and have demonstrated a laundry list therapeutic actions on several body systems such as endocrine, GIT, and immune systems.
However, Its specific indication is as an adrenal trophorestorative and therefore used in the treatment of Addison’s disease.
Its particularly soothing to our digestive system, and it also makes everything taste amazing!
Actions: Anti-inflammatory, mucoprotective, adrenal tonic, expectorant, demulcent, mild laxative, anticarcinogenic, antitussive, anti-viral, anti-ulcer, immunomodulating.
Indications: Peptic ulcer, gastritis, gastro-oesophageal reflux, adrenal depletion, physical stress, Addison’s disease, PCOS, infertility and androgen excess (female), acute and chronic bronchitis, asthma, cough, bronchial asthma, constipation, and topically for dermatitis, melasma, herpes and acne.
Pregnancy / Breastfeeding safe: Yes
Enjoy in blends:
I AM A GODDESS https://www.littlewildlingco.com/products/i-am-a-goddess
ALIVE & ENERGISE https://www.littlewildlingco.com/products/alive-energise
BLACK (BERRY) HEART https://www.littlewildlingco.com/products/test-black-berry-heart
HIBERNATE & CHILL https://www.littlewildlingco.com/products/hibernate-chill
REHAB (CLEANSE & DETOX) https://www.littlewildlingco.com/products/rehab-cleanse-detox
Bone, K: The Ultimate Herbal Compendium: Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 2007, Pg. 47
Braun & Cohen: Herbs & Natural Supplements Vol 2, Pg 643 -655, 2015