Licorice Root, 1lb
Licorice is the root of a perennial herb native to Europe and Asia. Along with its popularity as a flavoring agent in foods and beverages, it has also been used to make coughs more productive and as a vitalizing herbal tonic.
Botanical name: Glycyrrhiza glabra/uralensis , Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. ex DC. , Glycyrrhiza glabra L.
Anethole, glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhizic acid, saponins, coumarins, sterols, choline, triterpenoids, lignins, amino acids, folic acid, lecithin, pantothenic acid, phosphorous, pentacyclic terpenes, protein, sugar, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and E.
Licorice root is an excellent demulcent and a mild relaxant, and is very helpful in cases of coughs, colds and bronchial irritations. It can be very useful as an addition to antibiotic treatments, accelerating the healing of stomach lining. Licorice can also be used in treatment of ulcers appearing in mouth and the digestive tract (it is very effective against Helicobacter Pylori), but also in treatment of great variety of ailments, such as certain viral infections, menstrual disorders, allergic disorders, asthma, depression caused by hormonal imbalance, emphysema, hypoglycemia, eczema, herpes etc. Glycyrrhizin glycosides, structurally similar to the natural steroids of our body, are responsible for the beneficial action this herb has in the treatment of adrenal gland problems such as Addison's disease. It increases the secretion of bilirubin in the bile and lowers blood cholesterol levels. It neutralise many toxins such as those of diphtheria and tetanus, and can be helpful in treatment of tuberculosis. Its strong anti-inflammatory actions make Licorice root an indispensable herbal remedy against autoimmune diseases in general. It can even be used as an eyebath in conjunctivitis and other inflammatory conditions of the eye surface.
Pour one cup of hot water over 1 teaspoon of Licorice Root and steep 3 to 5 minutes.
All herbs and spices are best quality: Non-Irradiated, USDA Certified Organic, Organic by QAI.
Depending on availability, your order will either be by Frontier, Starwest Botanicals or Organic Connections.
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