Health Benefits of Licorice

What is licorice?

Licorice is a root from the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra which is native to Europe and Asia. The Latin genus name for this plant, Glycyrrhiza, was chosen by a Greek doctor. In ancient Greek ‘glukos’ means ‘sweet’ and ‘riza’ means ‘root’.

Licorice has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine for millennia where it has been considered a harmonizer.

What are the health benefits of licorice?

Research on licorice includes examining its effect on the liver, for its detoxifying benefits.  Here are some other areas that licorice may be beneficial to your health.

Licorice & Your Stomach

Licorice root has glycyrrhizic acid, which has anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. It can be used to soothe the stomach in cases of heartburn, food poisoning, and stomach ulcers by helping repair the stomach lining.

Licorice & Your Lungs

Licorice can benefit cough and breathing difficulties, and can help the body produce healthy phlegm.

Licorice & Stress

Licorice can stimulate the adrenal gland, which produces cortisol and adrenaline. It can benefit the nervous system by improving memory and reducing stress.

Licorice & Your Skin & Teeth

Licorice is antibacterial, which means that it can have topical benefits for eczema and psoriasis, as well as killing bacteria affecting tooth decay.

Licorice & Tea

Licorice’s naturally sweet flavor adds a great compliment to tea and herbal blends! Try our plain Licorice Root, or add it to your favorite blend for a licorice-y twist!

Cleanse (organic) is a fair trade blend of flavorful roots that assist in cleansing your liver from impurities. The Burdock and Dandelion add herbaceous notes white the licorice and peppermint bring forward sweetness which is complimented by tang of ginger. Delicious!

Revival (organic) is a refreshing and reviving blend of cleansing herbals with a smooth green tea.The blend of flavors of this wellness tea is incredible!

Daily Comfort is a wellness blend that brings calm, warmth & balance through this comforting herbal blend. The licorice gives a nice accent to the citrus and florals. A delicious treat that is sure to become a daily indulgence. One of the top favorite herbal infusions.

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