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.
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.
- 1 teaspoon chopped licorice root (roughly 2.5 grams)
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger (optional)
- 1 cup of water.
- Combine the licorice root, fresh ginger (optional), and water in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for the next 10 minutes.
- Strain the tea and serve.
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.
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