Relax with an unusual cuppa!
Apparently Roman legions were given liquorice root to chew as they marched not only did it help quech thirst but it contains ‘indole’ a powerful tooth decay-preventive compound.
Here’s how to make yourself a Liquorice Root Tea…
Liquorice Root ‘T’ (makes 3-4 cups)
- Take one Liquorice root and peel off the bark (this can be quite messy and is nice to do outside while you have a few deep breaths of fresh air!)
- Cut your root up on a chopping board either with strong scissors or a knife.
- Pop half a stick (scrape any of the powder and bits in too) into a pan with 3 mug fulls of water.
- Bring to a gentle simmer and carry on simmering gently for aprox 6 minutes, a clue to it being ready is the sweet aroma filling your nostrils.
- Pour into cups or mugs and sip sip sip away 🙂
I have to say that like all powerful natural remedies Liquorice and it’s extracts need to be treated with respect and are safe when used in normal quantities, e.g up to 3 cups a day.