Licorice Takes Root

Used for the last 20 years in Japan, licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has proven beneficial for chronic hepatitis. People taking licorice in the form of the injectable active compound, glycyrrhizin, had healthier liver cells than those taking placebo.
Alimentary Pharmacology Therapies, March 1998
Biopharmaceutics and Drug Disposition, January 1995