Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)<Back

As a key ingredient included in our product Botano Throat™
, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) is a flavorful herb that has been used in food and medicinal remedies for thousands of years. Also known as "sweet root," licorice root contains glycyrrhizic acid, a compound that is roughly 50 times sweeter than sugar. Licorice flavor can be found in a wide variety of licorice candies in the US and Europe, and also used as a culinary spice for savory foods in Asia.

Traditional Uses of Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

  • As one of the 50 foundamental herbs in Chinese herbalogy licorice has been used alone or in combination with many other herbs to treat a wide variety of
    health conditions, such as hepatitis, sore throat, and muscle spasms.
  • When licorice is baked with honey it can also help in the treatment of hyperthyroidism and heart valve
  • It is very often added to a Chinese formula to harmonize all of the herbs, as well as slow the speed that
    the formula is digested.
  • Powdered licorice root has been found to be an effective expectorant, and has been used for this purpose since ancient times, especially in Ayurvedic medicine where it is also used in tooth powders and is known as Jastimadhu. Modern cough syrups often include licorice extract as an ingredient.
  • Additionally, licorice may be useful in conventional and naturopathic medicine for both mouth ulcers and
    peptic ulcers.
  • Licorice is also a mild laxative and may be used as a topical antiviral agent for shingles, ophthalmic, oral
    or genital herpes.

Modern Research - Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

  • The compound glycyrrhizic acid, found in licorice, is now routinely used throughout Japan for the
    treatment and control of chronic viral hepatitis, and its transaminase-lowering effect is clinically well

WinVivo uses Licorice in products that address the following Health Concern:

Articles about this botanical

Reduction of Cough in Patients post Lumber Laminectromy (Licorice)

Postoperative sore throat (POST) contributes to postoperative morbidity. Licorice has been used as an expectorant in cough and cold preparations. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of licorice gargle for attenuating POST.

Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Allergic Effects (Licorice)

This suggests that the antiallergic effects of licorice are mainly due to glycyrrhizin, 18beta-glycyrrhetinic acid, and liquiritigenin, which can relieve IgE-induced allergic diseases such as dermatitis and asthma.

Aid in Weight Loss (Licorice)

Although caloric intake was similar in all four groups, total body fat mass decreased significantly in the three LFO groups after 8 weeks of ingestion. LFO (900 mg/day) resulted in significant decreases from baseline levels in visceral fat area, body weight, BMI, and LDL-cholesterol.

Product containing this botanical

Botano Throat

Stop your cough and give your throat a chance to heal.  Botano Throat sugar-free lozenges quickly and effectively relieve cough and then help heal the throat by suppressing bronchial inflammation.


Dissolves Mucus/Phlegm

Repairs Inflamed Throat

Synergy for Faster Relief
of Lung Inflammation
Naturally Anti-Microbial

Naturally Anti-inflammatory
Desensitizes the Body to Allergens

Synergy for Faster Relief of Inflammation

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