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Liquorice Root

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Liquorice Root (lat. Glycyrrhiza glabra) it is recognized especially in Asia. Its qualities were well known to the ancient Chinese. In our latitude, i..

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Liquorice Root (lat. Glycyrrhiza glabra) it is recognized especially in Asia. Its qualities were well known to the ancient Chinese. In our latitude, it is primarily identified with sweetness. Not without reason, because its taste is several dozen times sweeter than sucrose (white sugar) This is why, from the moment it was brought to modern Europe by the Dominicans in the 16th century, licorice was primarily used in the confectionery industry. As early as in the 17th century, the plant was assigned expectorant values ​​and was used to treat ailments of the kidneys, stomach, bladder and liver. Glycyrrhizin contained in the licorice root binds water in the body, thanks to which it perfectly moisturizes the cells.


Health properties

  • Anti-seborrhoea;
  • Spasmolytic (diastolic) smooth muscles of the bronchi;
  • Expectorant;
  • Anti-swelling;
  • Antioxidant;
  • Soothing inflammation;
  • Stimulating the body's immune system;
  • Licorice substrates are anti-fungal; 
  • Antiviral;
  • Antibacterial; 
  • Antiallergic;
  • It is also important to inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses, e.g. RSV, the main cause of bronchitis and pneumonia in children under 2 years of age.



  • Used in diseases of the respiratory system;
  • Can be considered as a therapeutic for women in the postmenopausal period. May have a beneficial effect on osteoporotic changes and the occurrence of thromboembolism;
  • Can give excellent results in the treatment of patients with skin diseases caused by hyperandrogenism: hirsutism or androgenic alopecia;
  • Lowers the level of free testosterone in men and limits its level in women, e.g. with polycystic ovary syndrome;
  • Inhibits the growth of Propionibacterium acnes bacteria, which justifies the use of the raw material in the treatment of common acne;
  • Considered as a remedy for virus-induced pandemics. Not only has it been proven to inhibit the replication of HIV, Herpes Simplex or the aforementioned RSV;
  • Glycyrrhizin may be a safe drug against coronaviruses;
  • Decoctions are used to soothe digestive problems;
  • Licorice root is rich in phytoestrogens, which mimic the action of natural hormones, the concentration of which drops drastically in the postmenopausal period. Licorice root, like soybeans, can therefore be a valuable herbal medicine in the treatment of osteoporosis;
  • It may be useful in treating Alzheimer's disease. Glabradine contained in the licorice root improves the processes of learning and remembering in patients suffering from this disease;
  • The adaptogenic properties of licorice root can help support the immune system to fight infections and increase the body's resistance to stress.


Dosage and how to use


Take 1-2 tablespoons of shredded root for a glass of water. You need to cook for 5-15 minutes. Drain. Drink 1 glass of decoction 2-4 times a day. 


Use 1-2 tablespoons of shredded root. Pour 1 glass of boiling water. brew the infusion for 30-40 minutes; strain. Drink 1 glass of infusion 2-4 times a day. For children, licorice tea can be brewed in milk with honey or raspberry juice.

You should consume 1-1.5 cups of infusion/decoction a day (that's about 3 grams of licorice root).


Side effects

Consuming too much licorice root for a long time can cause side effects. The most common are:

  • Edema formation due to water retention in the body;
  • Hypokalemia;
  • Dizziness;
  • Increase in blood pressure;
  • Heart arythmia;
  • Male excess consumption of licorice root can reduce sexual desire and potency and lead to premature ejaculation.

The use of licorice with oral contraception may increase the above-mentioned side effects.

To avoid side effects, do not exceed the recommended doses.


Despite the many blessings that licorice can give us, we must remember that products containing licorice cannot be taken by everyone. Consuming licorice for too long (over 4 weeks) may lead to cardiac arrhythmias, edema, dizziness and increased blood pressure. The plant extract may also interact with other medications to reduce potassium levels. Licorice should not be taken by pregnant women. It is not a product recommended for children under 4 years of age. People suffering from diabetes, heart and liver disease, or hormonal diseases should also avoid licorice.


100% natural, organic, no additives.

Our herbs are certified to not contain allergens and are GMO free, organic. Carefully collected from their wild sites. Free from environmental pollutions.

Packed in a paper pouch with ziplock, heat sealed to preserve the aroma and properties.


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