Licorice

Glycyrrhiza glabra - Licorice Root ChipGlycyrrhiza glabra

True licorice has a strong flavor all its own. Long a popular flavoring, licorice plants have been around since the ancient Assyrians. In Europe, licorice fans often buy sticks of the pure, unsweetened licorice extract. Licorice is a common ice cream flavor, as well.

description of past and current uses of licorice root

The best soil type and growing zones for growing the licorice herb

growing licorice and propagation of licorice

harvesting licorice

Preparing and using licorice tea

Licorice Root TeaPreparing Licorice Tea

  1. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tsp. of chopped dried licorice root.
  2. Steep for 10 minutes, then drain.

Or:

  1. Pour 1 cup of cold water over the dried licorice root.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and steep for 10 minutes.

 

 

Drink no more than 1 cup of licorice tea after each meal for a total of 3 cups per day. Discontinue after 4 weeks, wait 2 weeks before resuming.

medicinal uses of licorice

some facts about licorice and cautions!

As with all Herbal Medicine, check with your trusted health care provider before before using Licorice Root.