coughs, asthma, indigestion
If you are pregnant have a medical conditions or are on medication please read precautions below. Do not use for longer than 6 weeks.
The liquorice plant is an herbaceous perennial legume native to southern Europe and parts of Asia, such as India. Liquorice root and root extract has been used in herbalism and traditional medicine for thousands of years.
Liquorice tea has many benefits. It is safe to drink in small quantities on a regular basis. Whole liquorice is still sometimes suggested for cough, asthma and other respiratory problems. Liquorice is used in herbal medicine for conditions such as asthma, lupus, Meniere’s disease, vitiligo, CFS, diabetes, hepatitis, herpes, influenza & measles, through a number of actions [If you have any of these conditions please consult a trained herbalist before self-medicating.]
People with the following conditions should not take liquorice: heart disease; hormone-sensitive cancers, such as breast, ovarian, uterine or prostate cancer; fluid retention; high blood pressure (hypertension); diabetes; kidney disease; liver disease; low potassium (hypokalaemia); erectile dysfunction. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take liquorice. Don’t use any liquorice product for longer than 4 to 6 weeks. Liquorice may interfere with medications. If you are taking any medication, ask your doctor before taking liquorice.