History reveals that liquorice was first documented in Assyrial clay tablets (c.a. 2500 B.C.E.) and Egyptian papyri. In Germany, liquorice root is licensed as standard medicinal tea for the relief of bronchial cough due to bronchial congestion in the upper respiratory tract.
The main active substance is glycyrrhizinic acid, which has shown to accelerate the healing of gastric ulcers. The root naturally contains at least 4% glycyrrhizin, a compound that is about fifty times sweeter than sucrose.
As a tea it makes an excellent adults-only herbal remedy for the relief of pain and discomfort of cramp-like disorders associated with chronic gastritis.
Infuse one or two bags (or two 5 mL level metric teaspoons) with one cup of boiling water, steep and cover for fifteen minutes. Adults only can take one cup three times daily. Can also be gargle several times daily for the relief of mouth ulcers.
Contains Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) root and stolon dry:
* 2 g per bag
* 1.9 g per 5 mL level metric spoon