Uses of Licorice Extract
The uses of licorice extract are many.
Possibly Effective for:
- Itchy and inflamed skin (eczema),there is some evidence that applying licorice to the skin can improve symptoms of eczema. Applying a gel containing licorice three times daily for 2 weeks seems to reduce redness, swelling, and itching.
- Heartburn (dyspepsia), research suggests that taking specific combination products containing licorice root seems to improve symptoms of heartburn. Also, using another combination product containing licorice improves heartburn 40% more when compared to other treatments.
- Recovery after surgery,research suggests that sucking on a single lozenge containing licorice 30 minutes before having a tube inserted through the mouth into the trachea reduces cough following surgery by about 50%.