Licorice Root

$5.00 oz.

Licorice root is often referred to as “sweet root” from the plant called Glycyrrhiza glabra. The early Egyptians loved licorice root; they used it in tea as a cure-all concoction. It was later imported to China where it became an important herb in Chinese medicinal tradition.  There is a slight bitterness in taste, along with a sweetness, that is similar to anise and fennel.

Possible Health Benefits: It is used to soothe gastrointestinal problems by speeding the repair of the stomach lining. Also used for respiratory and adrenal gland health.


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