Liquorice Root Tea

Relax with an unusual cuppa!

Liquorice Root has a list of beneficial properties as long as your arm! or even your army!!

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)

  1. 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!)
  2. Cut your root up on a chopping board either with strong scissors or a knife.
  3. 
Pop half a stick (scrape any of the powder and bits in too) into a pan with 3 mug fulls of water.
  4. 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.
  5. 
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.

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