Licorice root has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to treat sore throats and coughs, arthritis, liver disorder, and food poisoning. It is also good for dental and oral health and has been shown to be effective in fighting cavities and gingivitis. In fact, many all-natural toothpastes contain licorice root.
*Before taking any supplement, consult with your doctor. Licorice root should not be taken by pregnant women and may interact with some prescription drugs. Different supplements may also increase blood pressure or alter potassium. Licorice candy is often flavored with anise, not licorice root, and candy is not to be used as a supplement.