LICORICE ROOT, c/s
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Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza uralensis or Glycyrrhiza glabra
Certification: *NOP organic
Origin: South Africa / China / Egypt / Uzbekistan / Pakistan / Georgia
Production: The licorice plant is a herbaceous perennial legume that grows best in well-drained soils in full sun. The root system consists of one main, deep taproot with several horizontal roots branching out. The roots are harvested after the end of the third year of growth.
Qualities: Used most commonly as a flavoring or for medicinal use, licorice root is one of the most widely used herbs worldwide for respiratory and digestive support. It is taken to soothe a variety of ailments including heartburn, stomach ulcers, digestive discomfort, sore throat, and coughs. Licorice has a distinctive flavor and sweetness that comes from the glycyrrhizin that composes up to 25% of the root's makeup. It is often likened to the flavor of anise and fennel seeds.
Common Use: Licorice has a distinctive flavor and sweetness. It can be prepared as a tea, tincture, or taken encapsulated. The sticks and slices may be chewed by themselves and are pleasant and tasty.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container. Refrigeration not required.
Safety: Not recommended for use in persons with hypertension, liver disorders, edema, severe kidney insufficiency, low blood potassium, or heart disease. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
*Note: All ingredients are NOP certified organic however Canada requires an additional US/Can organic equivalency statement which we are still waiting for.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
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As with all Essential Organics products - the licorice root is wonderfully fresh. this is my first time trying licorice root and I was expecting a flavor more like the anise seed. It turns out the flavor is more “earthy” with the licorice flavor I’m familiar with coming at the end.But mixing this with anise makes for a wonderful tea for me.