My Latest Tea Obsession: Licorice Root Tea!
Organic Licorice Root tea is my latest tea obsession! It is incredible calming, with a smooth, sweet flavour and a list of ingredients that can't possibly disappoint! I love this tea at any time of day, but particularly in the evening, a few hours after dinner.
“Yogi” brand tea (out of Springfield Oregon), produces a number of different teas, including Egyptian Licorice Tea. According to the packaging, it is:
97% organic ingredients
Organic Licorice Root
Organic Cinnamon Bark
Organic Orange Peel
Organic Ginger Root
Natural Tangerine Flavour
Organic Black Pepper
Organic Clove Bud
Natural Cinnamon Bark Oil
How does that sound?!
Some Key Health Benefits:
Along with ginger, licorice root is one of the most commonly used herbs in Chinese herbology
Also referred to as “Sweetwood”, “Sweetroot” and the “Great Peacemaker”
Closely linked with antibiotic, antiviral and anti-arthritic activity
Effective for acting on the bacteria associated with peptic (digestion-related) ulcers
Helps rid bacterial toxins in the digestive tract, yet also protects the intestinal walls during the detoxification process
Anti-toxic, with regards to providing liver support and protection
Softens and soothes body tissues and mucous membranes
Provides support for the adrenal glands; is an anti-stress herb
Useful for those managing Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels)
Effective cough, cold and flu suppressant[i]
I encourage you to give it a try - the aroma alone is appealing!
[i] Haas, E.M. (2006). Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine. New York, NY: Random House Inc.