Every day at our fingertips we have incredible gifts from nature to draw on. There is innate wisdom and healing potential in nature's garden. With viral and respiratory conditions at an all time high, it is important to know what you can do and use to support yourself. What you put into your body is essential. From the moment you wake up until the time you go to bed, it is imperative to be mindful, conscious and care deeply about what you eat and drink.
Welcome to the diverse power of licorice root!
According to herbal expert James Duke, PhD, “licorice contains the most antifungal compounds of any herb, more anti-depressant compounds than any other herb, and the most bacteria-killing compounds. On top of this licorice root is powerfully anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, antiviral, antioxidant, expectorant, demulcent, antispasmodic, mildly laxative, immune supporting, adrenal gland supporting, hormone balancing, anti-cancer and liver protecting.” This amazing list just might make licorice one of the most versatile, valuable and underrated herbs in the world!
Licorice (the active compound glycyrrhizin) is also known to help the following conditions:
As a tea, it is safe to drink 2-3 cups a day. The only caveat is to avoid licorice root if you have hypertension.
Pick up some licorice root tea today and start steeping.
Yours in health & vitality,