Licorice is an excellent herb for restoring and supporting adrenal function. It will restore normal blood pressure and normal cortisol rhythms. Licorice also offers potent antiviral properties and immune restoration. Licorice is a great synergist with other herbs and should always be used in combination with other herbs — never alone.

Suggested Dosage: 500-mg capsules (standardized to 24% glycyrrhizic acids), one to two, up to three times daily.

Side effects: Elevated blood pressure. Stimulating. Excessive or prolonged use can result in sodium retention and potassium loss with high blood pressure and swelling. Use should be limited to short duration (less than 6 weeks), and recommended doses should not be exceeded. Licorice should be avoided by individuals experiencing high blood pressure, insomnia, or anxiety.