Mouth: Anti-inflammatory and preventing cavities. Some say that chewing the licorice root was the forerunner to modern-day toothbrushing. Now there is toothpaste that is flavored with licorice.
Throat: Expectorant and inflammation-reducing effects. Among other things, licorice contains saponins, a soaplike substance that lowers the surface tension in mucus membranes. The saponins activate the reflexes in the bronchus, making it easier to expel mucus.
Stomach and intestines: Encourages healing and has been used for a long time for upset stomachs and intestines. Licorice contains large quantities of flavonoids, which are believed to suppress the helicobacter pylori bacteria in sore stomachs. Eating regular quantities of licorice may also have a laxative effect.
Kidney and adrenal gland: Believed to have a stimulating effect.
Liver: Believed to have a positive effect on a damaged liver but also believed to have a protective effect in general.
Genitals: Licorice is said to be helpful in relieving menstrual cramps and in treating urinary tract infections.