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Organic Licorice Root Powder

Licorice is very popular in the wintertime taken as a tea with other herbs to help relieve sore throats, coughs, stomach aches, and help boost the immune system.  Just the thought of curling up on a cold fall or winter day with a cup of licorice tea may have a calming and peaceful effect on the mind and body!

Licorice root is one of the most commonly used herbs in traditional Chinese medicine.  Used to help harmonize the effects of other herbs and prolong their effect. 

Today licorice is often seen as a candy, however, that delicious candy is often not flavored with licorice at all but with anise and fennel! So don’t count on that candy having any healing value (except for maybe subduing that sweet tooth)!  Licorice root is fifty times sweeter than sugar, often used as a sweetener that can be safely consumed by most diabetics.

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