Licorice Root

R250.00

Organic licorice root from the Nile River Delta, Egypt.

True licorice is does not taste like the candy most people are familiar with. Licorice candy gets it’s flavor from anise oil not the licorice plant. Licorice is 50 times sweeter than sugar.

Licorice has been used medicinally for thousands of years. In ancient Greece, licorice root was used to treat chest problems, asthma and canker sores.

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Description

Licorice or Liquorice is the root of the Glycyrrhiza glabra. The word licorice is derived from Greek and means “sweet root”.

Licorice tea acts as an expectorant with bronchitis and coughs and can be beneficial as a stomach tonic, helping to reduce excessive acid and produce protective mucus.

Glycyrrhizin found in licorice root is similar to cortisone formed in the adrenal cortex. It is known to be a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and pain reliever. Research has shown licorice is effective in the treatment of hepatitis.

It is not recommended to consume licorice for more than 4 weeks at a time without a two week break.