Licorice is a widely used herb that works well for both children and adults. It has been consumed since at least 190 AD, although was likely being used much prior to that. It can be used as a medicine or a culinary herb. Licorice is native to Southern Europe and some parts of Asia. These licorice sticks are grown organically in China. Licorice works well both on its own and when combined with other herbs.
Licorice is often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to harmonize contrasting herbs. It is restorative to the adrenal glands, anti-spasmodic, and anti-inflammatory. In addition, licorice is gently detoxifying, working as a mild laxative, expectorant, and liver supportive. Licorice is popular in many formulas, although most often it is used for increasing energy and endurance, reducing inflammation (especially in the stomach, for colds and coughs, and enhancing digestion.
Glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhizic acid, flavonoids, isoflavonoids, phystosterols, polysaccharides.
Licorice is often associated with love and protection. It was buried in tombs in by the ancient Egyptians to protect the soul on its journey to the afterlife.