Licorice Root - cut, organic
Licorice root is a source of magnesium and silica, and as such is valued by natural health practitioners as a natural treatment for stomach ailments. Medicinal use of licorice dates back to ancient Egypt, where the root was made into a sweet drink for pharaohs. It has also been used in traditional Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Greek medicines to soothe an upset stomach, reduce inflammation, and treat upper respiratory problems..
Licorice root’s primary active compound is glycyrrhizin, is responsible for the root’s sweet taste, as well as its antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Although licorice root is generally considered safe as a food ingredient, it can cause serious side effects, including increased blood pressure and decreased potassium levels, when consumed in large amounts or for long periods of time. People with heart conditions should consult with their doctor before use.
Nile Delta, Egypt
ingredients: organic licorice root