Licorice root is one of the oldest natural medicinal remedies known to mankind. For thousands of years, the natural health benefits of the licorice root have been used to help remedy a wide variety of ailments.
The primary active component of licorice root is glycyrrhiza, which you can read more about on the specific health benefit pages of our site. Because of the unique properties of glycyrrhiza, licorice acts as a natural cough suppressant and throat lozenge; licorice helps neutralize stomach acids; and licorice aids in digestion. Among the more amazing properties of all natural licorice root are the high concentration of antioxidants, its antibacterial properties, and its use in a wide variety of herbal medicines, candies, and other products.
Because Chateau D' Lanz Swiss Licorice is made with a very high concentration of real licorice root, the candy carries with it all these natural health benefits.
Don't be fooled by other "licorice" candies: most licorice on the market doesn't really use licorice root, or will contain only trace amounts of licorice so they can claim the candy as licorice. In reality, most licorice candy relies primarily on anise seed oil, artificial flavors, and licorice extracts, combined with a lot of sugar. Here's the trick: look at the calcium and iron content of the licorice on the ingredients list. Each serving of Chateau D' Lanz Swiss Licorice contains 10% of your daily dietary requirements for calcium, and 6% of your daily requirements for iron. Compare that to our competitors, most of which will say "not a significant source of calcium or iron." If the product uses real licorice, as Chateau D' Lanz Swiss Licorice does, the calcium and iron content will be the tell-tale sign.