Licorice is known to help ease and treat upset stomach, reduce inflammation and treat upper respiratory problems. It has evidently effective in treating heartburn, acid reflux, hot flashes and peptic ulcers.
Over dosage may result in imbalance fluid and electrolyte level. If taken during pregnancy, it may negatively affect the brain development of the baby. People suffering from kidney and heart diseases should also avoid licorice products as it may interact with several medication treating such diseases.