History of licorice root.

The word “licorice” refers to the root of a plant called Glycyrrhiza glabra. It’s native to Europe and Asia. The plant is actually classified as a weed in those areas.

The early Egyptians loved licorice root. They used it in tea as a cure-all concoction. Licorice was later imported to China where it became an important herb in Chinese medicinal tradition.

Benefits of licorice root:

•Licorice root is used to soothe gastrointestinal problems. In cases of food poisoning, stomach ulcers, and heartburn, licorice root extract can speed the repair of stomach lining and restore balance. This is due to the anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties of glycyrrhizic acid.

•Licorice powder is ideally for making into a tea on its own or mixing with other herbs to improve the flavour and coughs. Licorice may help with bronchial problems such as hoarseness, mucous congestion and coughs. Licorice may help as an anti-viral agent, diuretic and mild laxative.

One study found that glycyrrhizic acid can suppress the toxic bacteria H. pylori, and can prevent it from growing in the gut. There is also research that’s shown people who have peptic ulcer disease, heartburn, or gastritis had improved symptoms when taking DGL.

•Liquorice powder for skin is beneficial for treating skin infections such as psoriasis to reduce itching of the skin, swelling and redness. It is particularly useful to dry and sensitive skin but its balancing abilities also make it good to use for oily skin control treatment.


CONTRAINDICATIONS:

- Licorice raises blood pressure, so it should not be used by people with hypertension!

- People suffering from heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and hypokalemia should not take licorice.

- It is better not to eat licorice in the evening, because it can interfere with falling asleep.

- Licorice should not be used for a long time. After 4 weeks of use, take a break.

- Excessive licorice intake can cause side effects such as elevated aldosterone levels, headaches, fatigue, high blood pressure, and water retention.

Liquorice Root Powder 100 grams

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