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Nature’s Answer Licorice Review – 7 Facts You Need to Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Summary | Nutrition Facts | Benefits | Contraindications | Cost | How To Take | Bottom Line

Licorice is described as an alcohol based fluid extract of the Licorice root designed to promote vitality and balance. The formula offered by the American manufacturer Nature’s Answer is an alcohol extract which uses the company’s cold Bio-Chelated proprietary extraction process to create a holistically balanced standardized formulation. The Holistically balanced extract is guaranteed to contain the exact constituents and in the same synergistic ratios as they are found in the plant used to create it.

Nature’s Answer was set up in 1972 in the United States and is dedicated to supplying their potential customers with the highest standard naturally derived products. The company currently operates a cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Processes) compliant manufacturing facility which.

Licorice should be used by adults only. The manufacturer warns pregnant and nursing women against the use of the formula.


1) What is Licorice?

Licorice is an herbal formulation obtained from the Licorice root.Licorice root is native to southern Europe and some parts of Asia. The plant has an impressive list of uses, some of which are documented by scientific evidence, while others are not. Its current uses include a wide range of ailments ranging from asthma, baldness, body odor, and, chronic fatigue syndrome, to depression, HIV, viral infections, menopausal symptoms, and psoriasis.

Licorice is known to impact the adrenal glands, and hence promote a healthy stress response. Several studies indicate that the plant helps stimulate the production of the Cortin hormone, which helps the body cope when faced with various forms of mental and emotional stress. Also, the release of adrenaline by the adrenal glands means an increase in the alertness and focus capacity. This is one reason why Licorice has been successfully used to treat hyperactivity, ADD and ADHD. Anxiety and depression are important applications of the plant as well.

Short term use of Licorice seems to be likely safe. On the other hand, its long term effects may be serious (high blood pressure, paralysis, weakness, and occasionally brain damage).Licorice also comes in an alcohol-free form. Both extracts have received numerous positive reviews from consumers, with the majority supporting the formula’s effectiveness.

Nutrition Facts

2) Licorice Nutrition Facts

Licorice contains the following ingredients: Licorice root fluid extract (1:1), purified water, vegetable glycerin, 12-15% certified organic alcohol.


3) Licorice Benefits & Results

  • The formula comes in two forms, alcohol free and alcohol based
  • The lm of the extract makes it easy to use and fast to be absorbed
  • This product benefits from a 30 day money-back guarantee (provided it is purchased from the manufacturer directly)
  • Licorice has generally received positive reviews


4) Licorice Warnings and Precautions

  • Licorice may have serious health effects if used for longer periods of time
  • The manufacturer warns against use for more than 6 weeks without an approval from a healthcare professional
  • The formula should not be used by pregnant and nursing women, while people with high blood pressure are advised caution


5) Licorice Cost

Nature’s Answer Licorice formula is available in alcohol-free liquid extract, and as an alcohol based extract as well. The alcohol-based formula is available in bottles of 1 and 2 ounces, while the alcohol-free formulation is available in 1-ounce bottles. A 2-ounce bottle costs roughly $24, which represents the cost of 30 servings (on month’s supply). The formula is covered by a 30-day money back guarantee provided it is acquired directly from the manufacturer by mail or phone order. The product can be purchased from the manufacturer and numerous retailers online or offline, pharmacies, and other local stores. The retailers may be identified by using the Store Locator section available on the manufacturer’s website.

How To Take

6) How to Take Licorice

The recommended daily dosage is 1-2 ml (approximately 28-56 drops) taken 3 times a day. The manufacturer warns people suffering from high blood pressure to consult a health care practitioner before using. Additionally, the manufacturer recommends that the formula is not used longer than 4-6 weeks without prior consulting a health care practitioner.

Bottom Line

7) The Bottom Line – “Does it Work?”

Over the past few decades, more and more people go to herbalists and alternative healers to obtain treatment for a wide variety of physical and mental disorders. Licorice is one of the herbs prescribed to treat anxiety, depression, stress related disorders and numerous other ailments. Although some of its medicinal benefits are not scientifically backed, many of them are recognized and validated by many years of successful practical use. Licorice has in fact received numerous positive reviews from consumers who testify to its effectiveness in reducing stress, fatigue, anxiety and emotional imbalances overall. The liquid extract should however be cautiously used as Licorice may have serious side effects if used for more than 4-6 weeks.

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I’m very pleased with the ease of use and the taste, especially for alcohol-free Licorice formula. I feel better too, more energized and mentally alert.