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Bloomble Organic Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Original price was: $5.95.Current price is: $3.95.

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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What is Organic Licorice Root? (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Glycyrrhiza glabra is an herbaceous legume that is native to the Middle East, southern Europe, and India. Licorice, sometimes spelled liquorice, is a favorite ingredient to sweeten herbal tea blends and is often used as a flavoring agent in candy. Licorice root has been an important herb in Eastern and Western traditions of herbalism for thousands of years. The root can be decocted as licorice tea and infused as licorice extract.

Licorice root is one of the most widely used herbs worldwide and is the single most used herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine today. It was used by the Egyptians as a flavoring for a drink called Mai-sus, and large quantities were found in the tomb of King Tut for his trip into the afterlife. Pliny the Elder recommended it to clear the voice and alleviate thirst and hunger. Dioscides, when traveling with Alexander the Great, recommended that his troops carry and use licorice to help with stamina for long marches, as well as for thirst in areas of drought. In the Middle Ages it was taken to alleviate the negative effects of highly spicy or overcooked food. It was also used for flavoring tobacco, and as a foaming agent in fire extinguishers and beer.

In a recent survey of Western medical herbalists, licorice ranked as the 10th most important herb used in clinical practice. An astonishing number of Chinese herbal formulas (over 5,000) use licorice to sweeten teas and to “harmonize” contrasting herbs. Its first documented use dates back to the time of the great Chinese herbal master Zhang Zhong Zhing, about 190 AD, but it was certainly used for many centuries prior to this. In 1914 the Chicago Licorice Company began to sell Black Vines, the first in a very long line of licorice based modern candies. The whole sticks and slices may be chewed straight and are pleasant tasting.

In compassion to Chinese licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis), Glycyrrhiza glabra is sometimes referred to as Russian licorice, Spanish licorice, or Turkish licorice.

Precautions
Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Not 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 herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.

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