Licorice Root Tea


I began drinking Licorice Root Tea for a sore throat but when I started to feel so good after every cup of teas I did some research on its healing properties and wanted to share with you the research of why it is so beneficial!Licorice root tea is a very popular herbal tea, and it comes from the licorice plant believed to originate in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Licorice has a bark-like outer appearance, and looks very much like a twig.It is believed that licorice root is packed full of many antioxidants and possible cancer-fighting compounds. Some heath food shops sell the root whole, but it is most often used in tea form.

Benefits of Licorice Root

  • Can help to ease coughs and sore throats. Licorice root tea when sipped can ease the pain of a sore throat and help with colds and bronchitis by helping to break down and remove mucus from the respiratory tract.
  • Licorice root helps to protect stomach tissue and so reduces symptoms of stomach upsets and ulcers.
  • Licorice root benefits also include its mild estrogenic effect, which helps to ease menstrual cramps and the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome such as breast tenderness, bloating, and irritability.
  • Licorice tea has a diuretic effect, helping to ease water retention and buildup of toxins.
  • Has a slightly laxative effect, helping to clear the body of waste and assisting the function of the digestive system.
  • Stress relief and anti depressant. This makes it a good alternative for those who are unable to take St John’s wort. It is also helpful to those convalescing after surgery.
  • Increases interferon and so helps boost the body’s immune system. Also believed to help counteract the effects of HIV.
  • Helps to lower cholesterol.
  • Increases energy, so reduces the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Licorice tea has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, which can help to lessen liver inflammation caused by such diseases as hepatitis and help maintain the health of the liver.
  • The anti-inflammatory properties can help to ease the symptoms of arthritis.
  • Can help prevent heart disease by easing the formation of artery-clogging plaque.
  • Is anti-allergenic so is helpful for hay fever and conjunctivitis sufferers.

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To make the Tea:

Add one large or 2 small roots to a cup of boiling water and wait a few minutes before drinking. Enjoy this delicious sweet tea!

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