Not just a sweet treat, Licorice Root has actually been a popular ingredient used by herbalists for years, not only providing flavouring to otherwise bitter tonics, but also having positive benefits to health. Licorice Root is your natural route to boosting immunity and fighting off colds and flu, a natural liver tonic, beats off fatigue and is a soothing and restoring digestive aid.
Also known as liquorice, Licorice Root is taken from the underground stems of the Glycyrrhiza glabra perennial plant grown in Greece, Turkey and Asia. It is so named for it is the compound glycyrrhiza which gives licorice its recognisable sweet flavour. In fact licorice is 50 times sweeter than table sugar and was used as a popular flavouring in confectionary, food and beverage products. Today this has been replaced by anise oil, although Licorice Root is still used as a flavouring in herbal medicines, cough and throat candies and tobacco products.
Licorice Root has had a long history of use in Ancient Greece, China and Egypt to help alleviate inflammation in the stomach. Today licorice root is recognised for its number of potentially beneficial substances for health including flavanoids, phytoestrogens and the compound glycyrrhiza (or glycyrrhizic acid). The chemicals in Licorice Root are thought to alleviate digestive conditions, maintain liver health and help to provide relief from upper respiratory complaints such as throat pain and congestive coughs. Its effect on the adrenal gland also makes Licorice Root a useful tonic for chronic fatigue.
Available in various forms from tinctures to lozenges and teas, Swanson, a US manufacturer and supplier of dietary and herbal supplements which have been rigorously tested for purity and potency, brings you the health benefits of Licorice Root in a convenient daily capsule.
Licorice Root has long been used in traditional Chinese remedies for it was thought to promote longevity. Today modern research suggests that Licorice Root may have other health benefits including:
As a dietary supplement, Swanson recommend that you take two 450mg capsules a day with a glass of water and food.
Supplied in 100 capsule bottles, this one-a-day supplement is an economical small health investment.
One Swanson Licorice Root capsule contains 450mg of Licorice Root.
Other ingredients include: Gelatin making it unsuitable for vegetarians. The capsule may also contain one or more of the following: microcrystalline cellulose (plant fiber), magnesium stearate or silica.
It is important to note that natural therapies carry a risk of contraindications when combined with various medical treatments and conditions. If you are already taking any other medication or have a heart, liver, kidney condition or diabetes, then it is ESSENTIAL you discuss the use of herbal supplements with your doctor/health practitioner first.
Not recommended for long term use.
If you notice any changes in your health, then stop use and seek medical attention.
Do not exceed the recommended dose; if you suspect an overdose, take medical advice.
Do not use if the outer seal is broken or damaged at the time of purchase.
For safety, keep all medicines out of reach of children.