Licorice has expectorant, laxative and antispasmodic properties. This plant is capable of enhancing the secretory function of the upper respiratory tract.
Licorice root is an excellent diuretic. Due to the content of plant nutrients, similar in structure to the steroid hormones, it is used as a powerful remedy for a variety of inflammatory processes. Licorice contains active compounds that help to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood.
Licorice is included in different teas, decoctions and syrups used in the cough and gastric diseases. The plant is used as a means of preventing or stopping the development of tumors.
Licorice is used for the normalization of metabolic processes in the human body, and it also has analgesic effect, so it is used for various pains and ailments.