Liquorice root is used to soothe gastrointestinal problems. In cases of food poisoning, stomach ulcers, and heartburn, licorice root extract can speed the repair of stomach lining and restore balance.
With its sweet taste and cooling effect, Ayuveda used it to liquefy kapha and help shift heavy mucus stuck in the respiratory system. The heavy sweetness of liquorice tends to increase kapha; its moistens and reduces vata, its cooling influence balances aggravated pitta.
In addition to its excellent support for healthy lungs, liquorice is a strong adrenal tonic, providing enduring strength to the whole body and nourishment to the nervous system. Sattvic in quality, it calms the mind and promotes contentment and harmony.