Organic Licorice Root, Cut & Sifted, South Africa
Used most commonly as a flavouring or for medicinal use, licorice root is one of the most widely used herbs worldwide for respiratory and digestive support. It is taken to soothe a variety of ailments including heartburn, stomach ulcers, digestive discomfort, sore throat, and coughs. Licorice has a distinctive flavour and sweetness that comes from the glycyrrhizin that composes up to 25% of the root’s makeup. It is often likened to the flavour of anise and fennel seeds.
Use: Licorice has a distinctive flavour and sweetness. It can be prepared as a tea, tincture, or taken encapsulated. The sticks and slices may be chewed by themselves and are pleasant and tasty.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container. Refrigeration not required.
Safety: Not recommended for use in persons with hypertension, liver disorders, edema, severe kidney insufficiency, low blood potassium, or heart disease. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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