Glycyrrhiza glabra, Glycyrrhiza uralensis

Folk names: Sweet root

Warning: Prolonged Use + Laxative

Extended consumption of licorice root can cause complications including changes to the functioning of the heart, liver, reproductive system, and digestion tract.

If you didn't know, this will make you poop. I swear.

May also deplete potassium.

Planet: Venus
Element: Water
Gender: Feminine

Parts Used: Root

Other Names:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: Gan cao

  • Ayurvedic: Yashtimadhu

  • Welsh: Lacris, Reglisse


  • "Candy" - The root was chewed for its effects and taste prior to becoming the flavored sugar of today

  • Tincture

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Adaptogen

  • Antibacterial

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antispasmodic

  • Antiviral

  • Demulcent

  • Hepatic

  • Tonic

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

​Magical Uses​

  • Binding

  • Communication

  • Fidelity

  • Letting Go

  • Love

  • Lust

  • Passion

  • Persuasion

  • Power

  • Protection

No matter how it is eaten, it gives a person a clear voice, makes his or her mind pleasant, and causes clear eyesight.

- St. Hildegard Von Bingen, Physica, 12th Century CE

Licorice Root in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Licorice.

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