Licorice speeds healing of stomach ulcers and minimizes bronchial spasms. It is an excellent expectorant. Licorice soothes sore throats and acts as an effective anti-infalammatory agent. Licorice root has a high steroidal content and the ability to trigger estrogen and adrenocorticosteroids if your body needs them. Excellent for arthritis, menopause, PMS, low energy, and "burned out" adrenals. A tonic and an alterative. Not for use during pregnancy or if you suffer from diabetes, HBP, kidney, liver or heart disease.