Liquorice affects the endocrine system and liver, amongst other organs. As an anti-hepatotoxic it can be effective in the treatment of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis. Liquorice is used in allopathic medicine as a treatment for peptic ulceration, a similar use to its herbal use in gastritis and ulcers. Caution: It is best to avoid Liquorice if you have hypertension, kidney disease or during pregnancy. Liquorice's actions include: expectorant, demulcent, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and mild laxative.