LICORICE – One Herb With Several Gut Benefits

Role of Licorice in gut health

These earthy roots have valuable phytochemicals, especially glycyrrhizin or glycyrrhizic acid that provide protection against gut-illnesses, such as:


Licorice roots protect the stomach from irritants like stomach acid, and soothen the stomach by preventing further damage and speeding up the repair.


Licorice root helps in relieving heartburn, indigestion, and bloating.

Peptic ulcer

Glycyrrhizic acid can prevent the growth of H.pylori (bacteria responsible for peptic ulcer) in the gut, thereby preventing the risk of peptic ulcer.

Leaky gut

The deglycyrrhizinated licorice extracts can easily permeate through the intestinal cells and act against the source causing leaky gut.


The high fiber content in the roots favors its laxative property. It adds bulk to the stool and eases bowel movements.

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