Liquorice / Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) - Γλυκόριζα
An adaptogen herb, liquorice can be beneficial for heartburn, acid reflux, dyspepsia, leaky gut, natural remedy for ulcers, adrenal fatigue, immunity, cough/sore throat, PMS, menopause and pain relief.
Side effects to watch for include edema, high blood pressure, low potassium levels and chronic fatigue. Also, stop taking licorice root two weeks before surgery, as it may interfere with blood pressure control during surgical procedures.
NOTE: Never consume licorice root extract if you’re pregnant.