Benefits of liquorice
Add these to the amazing benefits of RAW honey and Cocoa … eat a liquorice slab …. And your body will think it’s in heaven!! Anti-allergic, anti arthritic, anti-inflammatory, calmative, estrogenic (mild), expectorant, soothing ………
Treat PMS and menstrual problems:
The phytoestrogens in liquorice have a mild estrogenic effect, making the herb potentially useful in easing certain symptoms of PMS (premenstrual syndrome), such as irritability, bloating and breast tenderness.
Prevent heart disease:
Recent studies have found that by limiting the damage from LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, liquorice may discourage artery-clogging plaque formation and contribute to the healthy functioning of the heart. Lessen symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia by enhancing cortisol activity, glycyrrhizin helps to increase energy, ease stress and reduce the symptoms of ailments sensitive to cortisol levels, such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromylagia.
Control respiratory problems and sore throat:
Liquorice eases congestion and coughing by helping to loosen and thin mucus in airways; Liquorice also helps to relax bronchial spasms. The herb also soothes soreness in the throat and fights viruses that cause respiratory illnesses and an overproduction of mucus, such as irritating coughs, asthma and chest infections.