Licorice (Glycyrrhiza gabra) is a plant widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. It contains a large amount of glycyrrhizin and carbohydrates, which are responsible for its sweet taste and characteristic aroma. In addition, more than 130 bioactive substances have been identified in the root of the plant, displaying a broad spectrum of health-promoting properties.
Licorice extracts are especially recommended for people suffering from digestive problems. They show antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. They support the fight against Helicobacter pylori, strengthen the condition of the digestive tract, protect against the development of peptic ulcer disease. In addition, they improve intestinal peristalsis and promote the proper rhythm of bowel movements.
Preparations in this category have a very beneficial effect on the upper respiratory tract. It is worth reaching for them if you suffer from persistent cough or hoarseness. They can be also used as an adjuvant in the treatment of bronchitis or bronchial asthma.
It is worth knowing that excessive amounts of glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhizic acid in the root are harmful to health. For this reason, avoid using licorice from uncertain sources. We suggest choosing the offer of our store. This is a guarantee that you will find only safe supplements.
All preparations available in this category contain the so-called deglycyrrhizinated licorice, which means that the concentration of glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhizic acid has been reduced to the level that is required for medicinal purposes but remains completely safe for the body.