Licorice Root

Presents information on a form of licorice which is effective in treating ulcers. Information on licorice deglycyrrhizined; Therapeutic effects of licorice deglycyrrhizined to persons with ulcers.

By PT Staff, published March 1, 1998 - last reviewed on June 9, 2016

Licorice root may be as effective in treating ulcers as someordinary prescription and over-the-counter medications. A form of licorice that is deglycyrrhizined—which means that one of the active ingredients, glycyrrhiza has been removed—is a powerful anti-inflammatory that soothes the stomach lining, reducing redness and tenderness without raising blood pressure or stimulating the nervous system.