Licorice Root: Ancient Medicine for Modern Times

Licorice root has been used as a potent medicine and flavouring ingredient for thousands of years in Western Asia and Southern Europe. Islamic physicians and botanists have also studied and touted the benefits of licorice for medicinal uses.

Najib ad-Din Samarqandi, a Muslim physician from the 13th century, recommended licorice in his medical treatises for purging phlegm. Other Muslim physicians have recommended its use to soothe an upset stomach, reduce inflammation, and treat upper respiratory problems.

In some regions, licorice is even used to quench thirst during Ramadan. Historically, it was used in the desert or on battlefields where travelers and soldiers drank licorice extracts to combat thirst sensation on long journeys.

Modern research has shown that licorice root has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Due to its powerful effects, licorice root is now used throughout the world to treat conditions such as heartburn, gerd, acid reflux, peptic ulcers, hot flashes, cavities, coughs, asthma, bacterial and viral infections.

Due to its content of numerous plant compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, licorice root extract has been studied for its protective effects against various types of cancers. It has been linked to slowing or preventing cell growth in skin, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers, for example.

The European Scientific Committee of Food recommends limiting glycyrrhizin intake, which is the active ingredient in licorice, to no more than 100 mg per day. 

Wilaya King Lysine contains 50 mg of premium sourced licorice root, which is well within the recommended limit.

Like all Wilaya supplements, King Lysine is 100% Halal. Wishing you the best of health and happiness!


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