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Brew up a mug of licorice root tea to strengthen your immune system and give your gut a boost.

Brew up a mug of licorice root tea to strengthen your immune system and give your gut a boost.

The Benefits of Licorice Root for Immunity and Gut Health

Licorice root, also known as the sweet root, is a medicinal herb with many benefits. This powerful root contains glycyrrhizic acid, which helps fortify the immune system and helps relieve tummy troubles thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.

On top of that, licorice also has an adaptogenic quality, which helps regulate stress hormones like cortisol – countering adrenal fatigue and promoting hormone balance.

Recipe Tips

Since licorice tea is naturally sweet, no additional sweetener is required. However, if you would like to add a variety of flavors to the tea, you can also add a tablespoon of fresh ginger root or even a couple cinnamon sticks while brewing the tea for extra oomph.

Licorice Root Tea
 
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Equipment: Medium pot, strainer
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon chopped licorice root (roughly 2.5 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger (optional)
  • 1 cup of water.
How To Make
  1. Combine the licorice root, fresh ginger (optional), and water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for the next 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the tea and serve.
Notes
Caution: Should not be taken during pregnancy. Do not take if you have impaired liver or kidney function, heart disease, or high blood pressure. Excessive consumption of licorice root may lead to potassium depletion and hypertension.
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This comforting licorice root tea strengthens the immune system and soothes tummy troubles. You can find more recipes like it in my cookbook, Cooking For Hormone Balance, with over 125 easy, delicious recipes to nourish your body and balance your hormones without calorie restriction or deprivation.

All of the recipes are based on twenty hormone-supporting superfoods and twenty hormone-supporting super herbs—with modifications for Paleo, Paleo for Autoimmunity (AIP), anti-Candida, and low-FODMAP diets. Get the cookbook here.

 

 

Licorice root, also known as the sweet root, is a medicinal herb with many benefits. This powerful root contains glycyrrhizic acid, which helps fortify the immune system and helps relieve tummy troubles thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.