Licorice root can be used for a several illnesses, but medicinal herbs are medicinal and have toxicities just like synthetic meds.
Some diseases are peptic ulcers, crohn's, irritable bowel, mouth ulcers, breath freshner. Toxicities include (not limited to) edema, high blood pressure, muscle weakness(possibly caused by interference with potassium levels). Don't take if on digoxin. Check with doc.
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