Olivia Newton John hosts this insightful piece on the medicinal uses of licorice root featuring the herbal expertise of Mark Blumenthal the founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council.
Licorice root soothes sore throats
Licorice is one of the most versatile herbs in the world, and probably one of the top five or ten most commonly used herbs in all of Chinese Traditional Medicine.
From a medicinal standpoint licorice has several well-established and well-documented properties.
One of these is its medicinal, demulcent effect that soothes irritated mucus membranes, which is why licorice is a favorite ingredient in cough/throat syrups for over a hundred years.
If you’r suffering through a winter cold or flu licorice root could be exactly what you’re looking for to soothe your sore throat..