Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Licorice root has documented uses from antiquity, from China, to ancient Greece and Rome, to the Middle Ages and beyond. In Chinese medicine it was used as a “guide” herb, one increasing the effectiveness of other remedies. By the 20th century, manufacturing allowed the root to be processed into a sweetener - it is 20 to 50 times as sweet as sugar! Licorice can be used to treat digestive problems like nausea, heart burn, and leaky gut. it IS one of the main adaptogen herbs to lower cortisol and relieve adrenal fatigue. It is reportedly effective in increasing the body’s immune response, and attenuating coughs, sore throats, as well as menstrual and menopausal symptoms.
Origin: Surakarta, Indonesia