Licorice contains glycyrrhiza and it can be taken to treat respiratory problems and to soothe your stomach, . It is also used to treat problems with the adrenal gland which can help your body adjust to a healthy level of cortisol and relieve stress. It can be used to treat eczema and other skin conditions. It can be used to reduce sebum production in the hair when used as a shampoo. It can also be used as a gargle to help treat sores and gum bleeding.