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Licorice root's (glycyrrhiza glabra) healing properties make it valuable for inflammatory conditions of the digestive system, upset stomach, acid reflux and heartburn. It is also useful to treat coughs and asthma due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects.

It is best to be turned onto a decoction. A decoction is a herbal extract best suited for roots, barks, twigs and berries. A decoction involves simmering these tougher to extract plant parts in boiling water after presoaking the plant material.

1 pack contains 50g of dried root pieces (see image below for an example). Depending on the weight per piece this is between 14 and 20 pieces. This makes many litres of licorice tea because one piece packs a punch. Dilute to your own liking and follow the below instructions to make a decoction. 

A decoction is a tea made from berries, roots, bark or other hard to extract plant material. To make a licorice root decoction soak a piece of root in some water overnight. With a sharp knife split root in half lengthwise the next day and add them to a pot along with the liquid. Simmer the root pieces for 20-30 minutes. Strain and add enough water (hot or cold) to dilute the tea to your liking. Store remainder in the fridge and use within a few days. 

This decoction can be enjoyed hot or cold and added to a variety of our KoruKai teas like Immune Boost, Lung Support Tea and Hay Fever Tea.

Please note: Do not consume during pregnancy or breastfeeding. If taking medications please consult your GP or naturopath before consuming licorice root tea.

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50g of licorice root pieces

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