Chinese Licorice Root (Gan Cao)

Chinese Licorice Root (Gan Cao)

What is Chinese Licorice Root?

Licorice root is rich in hundreds of plant compounds, but glycyrrhizin is its primary active, shown to relieve various symptoms of occasional indigestion, including occasional heartburn and general stomach upset.*

What are the Benefits of Chinese Licorice Root?

While you can find it in candy these days, licorice root has long been used in a number of ancient cultures, including those of Egypt, India, and China; healers turned to it to address a variety of health conditions, particularly with the lung and liver. It’s also commonly found in lozenges, where it can help with sore throat, as well as in supplements to address both respiratory and digestive issues.*

Chinese Licorice Root Benefits:

  • Improves digestion
  • Supports gut health
  • Eases discomfort

Chinese Licorice Root in Traditional Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s a digestive essential used to protect, strengthen, and ease discomfort by boosting the Qi, or energy, in the Spleen.*

How to Take Chinese Licorice Root

Licorice root can be found in many foods, beverages, and even lozenges. It’s also used in many herbal supplements, including our Sharp FocusCome Clean and Gut Feelings supplements, to promote healthy digestion and detoxification.

Easily incorporate Chinese licorice root into your diet with The Hao Life’s Chinese herbal supplements. Explore our herbal superblends to find out which one meets your unique needs!