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Licorice Root 

Also Known As – Glycyrrhiza glabra, Gan cao, sweet root, glycyrrhiza, Radix liquiritiae

Certified Organic – Spain

Overview – The licorice plant is a legume like beans and peas. It is a beautiful plant with lots of pinnate leaves and purple or blue flowers. Seeds form in a pod similar to beans or peas. What gives the very distinctive flavor is anise, and in candy the root of the herb is added as a sweetener, while anise is the star of the show. It is a very common herb used in Chinese medicine.

Medicinal Uses – Internally, Licorice can be made into syrups or lozenges for sore throats and coughs. It is also helpful for mouth and peptic ulcers. It is a mild laxative and is antiviral. It affects the endocrine system. In the digestive system, the herb is useful for ileitis, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut syndrome, Crohn's disease and ulcers. In Chinese medicine, it is used to harmonize other ingredients in a formula. Sometimes it is used to treat epilepsy and hepatitis. It can also be useful as HIV support and for eczema treatment. Other uses include hay fever, menopause symptoms and singles. Externally, Licorice is sometimes used in tooth powders. It can also be applied topically to genital herpes lesions.

Other Uses – It is used to sweeten candy and as a culinary spice. It can be found in root beer and in some herbal teas.

Herbs to Combine/Supplement – Licorice can be combined with many other herbs.

Parts Used – The root is the part of the plant that is used medicinally.

Suggestion – Used in Teas, tinctures, and in encapsulations. The whole sticks and slices may be chewed straight and are pleasant tasting. Taking doses of 50g on a daily basis for two weeks can cause a noticeable rise in blood pressure and water retention. Licorice Tincture dosage is usually 2 to 4ml three times per day and dried root of licorice is measured out at 1 to 5g three times per day made into a decoction.

Precautions - Some medications may interact with this herb. Excessive use of licorice, even in candy can be toxic to the liver and cardiovascular system. Watch for signs of hypertension and edema.

Disclaimer – The information presented herein by Mountain Maus’ Remedies is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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  1. OMG! This is amazing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Mar 2017

    This licorice root is so fresh and ITS NOT SHREDDED!
    It smells amazing compared to what I purchased from Mountain Rose. This is now my go to store!

  2. Great quality! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Oct 2016

    Great quality product! Fast shipping

  3. The powder is beautiful! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Sep 2016

    I received my licorice root powder this morning. Super fast shipping, just like my previous order. The powder is beautiful and I cannot wait to use it. This shop seems to have the highest quality products, produced with love. My previous purchase was lemon balm, which I'm still in the process of making an oil with. It's coming along wonderfully. The seller always returns my messages promptly, is very sweet, and informative. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SHOP;) *UPDATE* I just used this powder in a mask with oatmeal, goat's milk, kaolin clay, zinc oxide, honey, and rose hydrosol. It was divine❤️.

  4. Yummy taste!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2016

    I can never find real licorice locally and this was very refreshing to find from a local etsian :D

  5. Wonderful Quality! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Aug 2015

    Thank you ! Wonderful quality !

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