Licorice is remarkable for containing a steroid-like chemical (glycyrrhizic acid) that is 50-150 times sweeter than table sugar. Thanks to its hormone-like structure, glycyrrhizic acid has many different effects on the body, some beneficial & some not. It can help soothe coughs, but it can also disrupt normal regulation of minerals & blood pressure. So the moral is, as with most everything we put into our bodies, 'consume in moderation.' Or is the moral 'nothing exceeds like excess' as Michelle Pfiffer says in Scarface? Tony Montana, you rascal!
Ingredients: Licorice root
May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, sesame seeds, soy or gluten.