Amongst the Benefits of Licorice is that it contains 24 anti-inflammatory compounds, 5 of which are natural COX-2 inhibitors.(COX-2) is an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain.
It is also a potent antioxidant that is rich in flavonoids and magnesium.
Licorice for Cancer
Another one of the Benefits of Licorice is that it is a potent, multi-faceted medicine with strong anti-cancer powers, possibly because of the triterpenoids which may stifle quick-growing cancer cells and causes some pre-cancerous cell to return to normal growth.
Benefits of Licorice for Digestion
This sweet-tasting herb you can use to make a tea, is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help relieve irritation in the bowel.
Consuming black licorice could be a reason for you to produce black stools, but rather check with your Health Professional, before you decide it is the licorice causing this.
Is Licorice good or bad for you? WARNING!!
People ask the question "is Licorice good or bad for you?"
And the answer is...... it is both good and bad for you.
Below is when it would not be good for you.
Licorice increases the risk of high blood pressure.
It should not be used by pregnant or nursing woman.
It should not be used by people who have diabetes.
People who have glaucoma.
People who have heart disease.
Ladies who have severe menstrual problems.
And by people who have history of a stroke.
Licorice for Ulcers
If Tutenkahmen used to use this 33 centuries ago then this traditional folk remedy must have a pretty good history for been effective.
Licorice contains glycyrrhizic acid, a compound that is thought to soothe and strengthen the intestinal lining and help ulcers heal more quickly.
To soothe your digestive tract, try adding ½ teaspoon of DGL powder to your rooibos or favorite herbal tea.