It has also many applications in pharmaceutical products which are mentioned bellow:
- Anti-inflammatory and preventing mouth cavities. Chewing the licorice root can prevent dental cavities. Nowadays there are various toothpastes that are flavored with licorice.
- Pharmacological experiments have demonstrated that different extracts and pure compounds from this species exhibit a broad range of biological properties, including antibacterial, anti‐inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant, and antidiabetic activities. Expectorant and inflammation-reducing effects. Among other things, licorice contains saponins, a soap-like substance that lowers the surface tension in mucous membranes. The saponins activate the reflexes in the bronchus, making it easier to expel mucous.
- Boost healing and has been used for a long time for upset stomachs and intestines. Licorice contains large quantities of flavonoids, which are believed to suppress the helicobacter pylori bacteria in sore stomachs.
- Licorice have a stimulating effect on kidney and adrenal gland.
- Licorice have a positive effect on a damaged liver, but also believed to have a protecting effect in general.
- Licorice is helpful in relieving menstrual contractions and in treating urinary area infections.