Foxy Frangipani
Got this from Yoga Journal dated back in 1999!
Also known as: Glycyrrhiza Glabra

Benefits of Licorice:
  • Aphrodisiac (taken with milk and sugar)
  • Soothe bowel and kidney irritations
  • Cleanse the colon
  • Strengthen the liver
  • Mild laxative to expel mucous from lungs
  • Good to treat sore throats
  • Relieves canker sores, eczema, psoriasis.
  • Heals herpes (sprinkle powdered roots onto clean sores) (WTF?)
  • General abdominal pain, asthma, depression, insomnia
  • Menstrual difficulties, nausea, tooth decay

The Nutrients:

  • Vitamin B and E
  • Choline
  • Biotin
  • Inositol
  • Glycosides
  • Isoflavanoids
  • Triterpenoids
  • Sterols
  • Amino acids

Too much of a good thing can become harmful; so use moderately. Excessive use may cause:

  • increase sodium
  • water retention
  • elevate blood pressure
  • increase cardiac dysfunction

Licorice Tea:

by decoction:-

Put 1-2 teaspoon of dried licorice into pot/saucepan. Add one cup of water for each teaspoon of licorice. Bring mixture to boil and simmer on low heat for 10-20 mins. Add honey / apple juice after simmerring.

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