Known as sweet root, Licorice is a natural sweetening agent commonly added to teas to enhance their taste, a soothing demulcent for inflammatory conditions, Licorice is useful for ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, inflamed respiratory and urinary mucous membranes. Supportive to the adrenal glands for conditions of stress and fatigue. Antiviral, anti fungal and anti bacterial in nature. Avoid use in pregnancy, high blood pressure or kidney disease. May cause fluid retention in susceptible individuals. A common herb used in body care, cosmetics and medicine making.