Liquorice Root Tea (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
100% Australian Certified Organic Liquorice root - can act as a soothing agent and expectorant, which could make it useful for reducing phlegm and other upper-respiratory symptoms such as sore throat and coughing. Liquorice root is also used to treat ulcer symptoms, canker sores and digestive problems, such as acid reflux, constipation and indigestion. As a weight loss aid, Liquorice tea may help reduce body fat. Cautionary - liquorice may interfere with medications, including high blood pressure medications, corticosteroid medications and antidepressants known as MAO inhibitors. Drinking the tea may cause these drugs to work less effectively, worsen side effects or, in the case of blood pressure medications, cause potassium build up in your body. Liquorice may also increase your risk for toxic effects of digoxin -- a drug used to treat heartbeat abnormalities. Women taking oral contraceptives have developed high blood pressure and low potassium levels while consuming Liquorice over a long period of time. Discussing Liquorice root tea with your Naturopath is particularly important if you are taking medications or supplements or have an illness of any kind.
Simply place one teaspoon of herb per cup into an infuser, tea pot or coffee plunger, pour over boiling water and serve in 3 – 5 minutes
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