Sluggish Adrenal Glands? Try Licorice Root to Regulate Stress
The licorice plant is used in herbalism and many products you consume every day, but in its natural form, the plant benefits the adrenal gland, which is responsible for the production of the hormones adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline regulates how your body responds to stress.
Licorice root extract stimulates your adrenal gland to promote healthy cortisol levels and provides relief from overproduction. It also soothes gastrointestinal issues and cleans your respiratory system. Licorice helps to repair your stomach lining and produce healthy phlegm.
As a result, licorice root extract is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne and eczema.
Licorice root extract is often used to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as acid reflux, upset stomach, and heartburn.
Licorice root extract and its glycyrrhizin may help treat peptic ulcers.
In particular, licorice extract and its compounds have been linked to slowing or preventing cell growth in skin, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers.
Yet, licorice root extract may help treat oral mucositis — very painful mouth sores that people with cancer sometimes experience as a side effect of chemotherapy and radiation.
Due to their anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, both licorice root extract and tea may aid upper respiratory conditions.
In particular, animal studies conclude that glycyrrhizin extract from licorice root helps relieve asthma, especially when added to modern asthma treatments.
While limited human research shows similar results, more rigorous, long-term studies are needed.
Additionally, limited test-tube and human studies suggest that licorice root tea and extract may protect against strep throat and prevent sore throat after surgery
Licorice root may help protect against bacteria that can lead to cavities.
Borrowed from LIVELOVEFRUIT