Liquorice Teas

Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra):

  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Enabling the body to cope with stressful conditions
  • Migraines 
  • Beneficial effect on the adrenal glands after steroid therapy
  • Catarrh
  • Coughs
  • Asthma/bronchial
  • Cough mixture
  • Stomach/gastro-intestinal ulcers
  • Inhibits growth of tumours
  • Gentle laxative
  • Immuno-stimulant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Anti-stress
  • Expectorant

Warning: risk of potassium loss may cause high blood pressure

Please read my previous post for more information on side-effects:


Liquorice mix/tea

1 cm piece of liquorice root, chopped

1 cm piece of cinnamon stick

1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds

1/2 teaspoon of ginger root, chopped

200ml cold water


Put all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to the boil, simmer gently for five minutes strain and serve.

Ice cold Liquorice Tea


• Water, 6 cups
• Licorice Root, 2½ tsp. (dried)
• Cinnamon Stick, 1
• Peppermint, ½ cup (dried)
• Honey, ½ cup

  1. Take a large pot and pour water into it.
  2. Keep the pot over high heat and bring the water to boil.
  3. Then, add licorice and cinnamon to the boiling water, and lower the heat to simmer the liquid.
  4. Then cover the pot partially, with a lid and simmer it for 10 more minutes.
  5. Remove the pot from heat, and add peppermint to the liquid.
  6. Cover the pot completely and let it steep for 10 minutes.
  7. Now, strain the tea and add honey to it.
  8. Let the tea cool completely, and then place the jug to refrigerate.
  9. Serve with ice cubes.

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