Original licorice candy made with the licorice root. This is a delicious treat which is mildly laxative and alleviates symptoms of colds and flu. Warning: Licorice should not be used by those suffering from high blood pressure (it raises the BP quite a lot!), diabetes, glaucoma, heart disease or a history of stroke, kidney disease. Best avoided when pregnant. May cause water retention and loss of potassium. Do not use for more than 4 weeks consecutively.