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Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a perennial herb native to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. It has been used for thousands of years, and its usage is documented in ancient Assyrian and Egyptian texts. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda, and European herbalism have continued to value Licorice for its medicinal properties. The root is the part of the plant most often used for medicinal purposes.

Licorice root was traditionally used for respiratory, circulatory, liver, and kidney-related conditions. It was prepared in teas, infusions, powders, and decoctions and added to dishes, beverages, or candies. Some people would even chew on the whole root to soothe a sore throat or freshen breath.

A bottle of The Wellness Way's liquid supplement, licorice


Licorice root contains various bioactive compounds, including glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhetinic acid, flavonoids, and polysaccharides, which contribute to its potential health benefits. Glycyrrhizin is one of the most studied compounds.

Licorice has been shown in scientific studies to:

While our supplements are considered safe for most people when used as directed, some can interact with some medications and may not be suitable for individuals with certain health conditions. That’s why it’s essential to work with your Wellness Way clinic.

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TWW Licorice

The human body is like a finely tuned Swiss watch, with each gear (organ system) affecting all the others. For more information or to get tested, contact a Wellness Way clinic. We’ll help you understand how your body is currently functioning and the best ways to support it!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.


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Disclaimer: This content is for educational purposes only. It’s not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your Wellness Way clinic or personal physician, especially if currently taking prescription or over-the-counter medications. Pregnant women, in particular, should seek the advice of a physician before trying any herb or supplement listed on this website. Always speak with your individual clinic before adding any medication, herb, or nutritional supplement to your health protocol. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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