Name (common): Liquorice

Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra

Synonyms: Liquorice, Licorice root


General description:

The history of use for licorice as both a food and a medicine can actually be described as prehistoric! It has been documented back to 2500BC on Assyrian clay tablets and Egyptian papyri. It is also popular in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It is also used as a sweetener and aromatic flavouring agent.


Functions and general science:

Licorice contains a number of active compounds, with glycyrrhizin (also known as glycyrrhizinic acid) being the most studied. It is most commonly used for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and to support respiratory tract and digestive health.

The following products contain liquorice:


The information provided in reference to this ingredient is general in nature and provided as information only. Any product specific therapeutic claims for this ingredient are linked to specific dosage requirements based on evidence of traditional or scientific nature.