Licorice Root or Glycyrrhiza glabra is native to the Middle East, southern Europe, and India. Licorice is often used in herbal tea blends to flavor or sweeten.
Licorice root is one of the most widely used herbs and is used a lot in Traditional Chinese Medicine today. It was used by the Egyptians as a flavoring for a drink called Mai-sus, and large quantities were found in the tomb of King Tut for his trip into the afterlife.
Licorice is moistening and wonderful for mucus membranes making it an amazing remedy for chest coughs, healing the digestive tract and helping with hot and dry constitutions.
Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Not for use in persons with hypertension, liver disorders, edema, severe kidney insufficiency, low blood potassium, or heart disease.