Why We Use Licorice Root

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Licorice is an adaptogenic herb that contains a high concentration of saponins and glycyrrhizin, which are known to support immune system health and hormone balance by exerting activity at the glucocorticoid and mineralcorticoid receptors involved in stress response and overall adrenal balance. It has also been shown to help regulate cortisol levels and benefit women experiencing PMS symptoms.

Health Benefits of Licorice Root | Windward
History of Licorice Use | Windward

A Brief History

A member of the Fabaceae family, this herbaceous perennial is native to the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Licorice is well known for the sweet flavor that comes from its root, but is not related to Anise, Star Anise or Fennel, which are also sources of a similar flavoring. Licorice has long been used in Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda as a harmonizing herb, enhancing the synergy between different botanicals in a blend. It is believed to ease digestion and its soothing qualities to provide respiratory support.

Products Featuring Licorice 

Mind Body Balance Tincture