Exploring the Hidden Potential of Licorice Root: A Natural Solution for Appetite Control and Obesity

Exploring the Hidden Potential of Licorice Root: A Natural Solution for Appetite Control and Obesity

Known as “Regaliz,” licorice is not just a sweetener for beverages but a root with remarkable medicinal properties, addressing a range of health concerns.

Renowned in traditional medicine globally, licorice boasts diverse properties, including anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, expectorant, mucolytic, antitussive, antiviral, antioxidant, antitoxic, antiseptic, tonic, antifungal, and laxative.

Its notable antispasmodic effect proves beneficial for stomach-related issues like colic and digestive disorders. Furthermore, it aids in managing diarrhea in both children and adults, enhancing digestion and food assimilation when consumed as an infusion post-meal.

Recommended for conditions such as dry or mucus-filled coughs, gastritis, stomach ulcers, bronchitis, dermatitis, flu, skin problems, viruses, bad breath, detoxification, asthma, allergies, bronchitis, diabetes, hepatitis, diphtheria, tetanus, and hormonal imbalances, licorice also possesses properties that combat infertility.

For Weight Loss:

Licorice tea on an empty stomach helps control hunger and promotes satiety. Consuming it post-meal accelerates digestion and enhances food absorption. With its natural sweetness, licorice tea assists in managing sugar cravings.



1 quart of water

1 ounce (about 28 grams) of licorice (either in leaf or dried root form)


Boil the water, add the licorice, and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

Turn off the heat and steep the tea for another 10 minutes.

Your licorice tea is ready to be served!


Licorice should not be consumed excessively and is not recommended for long-term use. High doses may pose risks, leading to sodium retention, increased potassium excretion, and inhibition of cortisol to cortisone conversion, potentially causing high blood pressure and muscle pain.