Licorice – Organic

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Licorice – Used in China, Greece & British Isles for many years, Alexander the Great used for it’s healing properties, soothing of coughs, healing of digestive disorders, relief of arthritis & ulcer pain.

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Even found in King Tut’s tomb, it was to be taken to the next live where it was made into a drink called ‘maisus’. Many Hindus believe it to increase sexual vigour when drunk with milk & sugar. While traditional Chinese medicine use as part of cancer treatment, it’s known largely in western society for its use in the manufacture of the “candy licorice”, flavouring tobacco & as a foaming agent in fire extinguishers & beer.

Its name Glycyrrhiza comes from the Greek ‘glukos’ meaning sweet, and ‘riza’ meaning root. It was used to alleviate the bad effects of highly spiced, overcooked food & contaminated meat. During the reign of Edward I in 1305 a tax was put on all licorice imports to help repair the London Bridge. Traditionally within Sambuca, Ouzo & Anisseco.

Known to help with many health conditions, strengthening adrenal glands during times of stress, soothing inflammed lungs. Its anti-inflammatory action topically relieving eczema, psoriasis, and many more skin irritations. Protective to the liver, anti-allergic properties as well as anti-viral topically.


Organic Licorice Glycyrrhiza glabra (root)


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