Licorice Root stimulates the adrenal glands which produce energy. It contains glycyrrhizin which has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-allergic properties. It stimulates the production of cortisone and aldosterone which reduces inflammation, which is excellent for arthritis. Licorice Root has been used to rejuvenate liver cells and restore liver function; normalizes enzymes and inhibits liver damage produced by a buildup of toxic chemicals. It purges excess fluid from the lungs and bronchial tubes; cleanses the blood. It fights inflammation, viral, bacterial, and parasitic infection; stimulates the production of interferon. It cleanses the colon; reduces muscle spasms. Licorice Root is thought to be beneficial for allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue, depression, emphysema, an enlarged prostate, fever, hypoglycemia, glandular functions, premenstrual syndrome, and menopausal symptoms. It protects against atherosclerosis; aids in healing hoarseness, coughs, and colds.