LICORICE is an Over-the-counter (OTC) drug.
Licorice is a common flavoring agent and food product. When used as a food product, licorice is not likely to produce health benefits or side effects. When used as a medicinal product, licorice may produce both desired and unwanted effects on the body.Licorice has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid in treating heartburn when combined with other plants or extracts in a specific preparation.Licorice may also be possibly effective in treating symptoms of eczema (itching, swelling, redness) when applied to the skin.


LICORICE is generally used to treat: Heartburn, Eczema
LICORICE can address symptoms like: Body Itching, Redness, Cough, Difficulty Swallowing, Abdomen Pain, Upper Abdomen Burn, Throat Soreness, Hoarse Voice

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 5yrs

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: Oral,


  • You should not take licorice,if your allergic to it.
  • Follow all directions on the product label and package.
  • Do not use this product if you are pregnant.
  • Do not use this product if you are breast-feeding a baby.
  • Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without medical advice.
  • If you choose to use licorice, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label.
  • Do not use different forms (powder, root, extract, liquid, teas, etc) of licorice at the same time without medical advice.
  • Using different formulations together increases the risk of an overdose.
  • Do not take topical (for the skin) licorice by mouth. Topical forms of this product are for use only on the skin.
  • If you need surgery, stop taking licorice at least 2 weeks ahead of time.
  • Avoid using chewing tobacco that is flavored with licorice. This product could raise your blood pressure or cause serious side effects.
  • Avoid taking licorice with other herbal/health supplements that can affect your heart. This includes digitalis, lily-of-the-valley, pheasant’s eye, and squill.
  • Also avoid taking licorice with herbal/health supplements that can have laxative effects. This includes aloe vera (taken by mouth), buckthorn, cascara sagrada, castor oil, rhubarb, and senna.

Common Side-Effects

LICORICE : Impotence, Head Headache, Fatigue (tiredness), Missed Or Late Menstrual Period, Weight Gain

Serious Side-Effects

LICORICE : Hypokalemia, Anxiety, Nosebleeds, Weakness (generalized), Body Loss Of Movement, Shortness Of Breath, Ear Pounding, Confusion, Irregular Heartbeat, Head Headache, Frequent Urination, Legs Discomfort, Hallucinations, Unusual Behavior, Memory Problems

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

Common Drugs with LICORICE as Ingredient