Health benefits of eating liquorice

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Health benefits of eating liquorice

Sweet and tasty liquorice is a firm favourite of those with a sweet tooth. You’ll also get an amazing list of health benefits by eating liquorice.

Derived from the plant liquorice root; liquorice in its pure form is used by herbal practitioners as an adrenal tonic, anti-inflammatory and soother of digestive problems and a mild laxative.

It is sweet, nourishing and harmonising

It has a similar structure to the human hormones and therefore have an effect on the endocrine system, especially in the treatment of adrenal exhaustion and problems involving the female reproductive system.

Liquorice can be used for:

  • Gastric and duodenal ulcers
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inflammation
  • Sore throats 
  • Coughs
  • Bronchitis
  • Catarrh
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • PMS

How to take your liquorice

Try adding a herbal tincture of liquorice to a glass of water and drinking it. Herbal tinctures are available at most pharmacies or health stores. You can also enjoy liquorice in the form of a delicious, sweet liquorice root tea.

So add some liquorice to your life and reap the rewards.

For more tips see Why you should get a pap smearEating to treat polycystic ovaries and Dealing with anaemia.

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