Licorice root Flavor. Decongest. Fight.
Glycyrrhiza glabra, also known as licorice and sweetwood, have been used for more than 60 years in Japan to treat chronic hepatitis, and also have therapeutic benefit against other viruses, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Herpes simplex. The dried rhizome and root of this plant were employed medicinally by the Egyptian, Chinese, Greek, India, and roman civilizations as an expectorant. In modern medicine, licorice extracts are often used as a flavoring agent to mask bitter taste in preparations and as an expectorant in cough and cold preparations.