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Licorice Root Tea

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 8 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • For the Licorice Tea Blend :

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Known among herbal enthusiasts and Chinese healers as the ultimate brew with healing and soothing qualities, Licorice Root Tea can help cure a case of cold like no other medicine can.

Made from, earthy licorice roots, chamomile, ginseng, orange peel and a blend of other herbs, licorice tea is a delicious brew of nature’s best solutions for curing and healing. All ingredients in this tea have various benefits; which when combined together, makes a concoction that not only warms the body from inside, but gets rid of different diseases.

Whether it’s on a day you are feeling under the weather, or on a cold winter’s night this tea will be the best remedy. Try this easy recipe to brew yourself a delicious cup of licorice tea.

Health Benefits

Licorice, one the most used herb in Traditional Chinese medicine, has numerous benefits for the body. The nutrients in the root have the ability to soothe sore throats, heartburn, Irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, fatigue, stress and more. The orange peel offers abundance of Vitamin C and other minerals, which combined with the astragalus root, helps build the immune system. The herbs in the tea are even used by many traditional medics to prevent severe illnesses like liver diseases and cancer.

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How to Make Licorice Root Tea

For the Licorice Tea Blend

  1. Add licorice root, cinnamon sticks, orange peels, astragalus root, ashwagandha root, elethero root and dried chamomile flowers in a large, dry glass jar.
  2. Mix all the ingredients with a wooden spoon and screw the lid back on tightly and screw store in a dry place.

For the Licorice Tea

  1. Heat 1 cup of water in a kettle or saucepan over low heat, and bring to a boil.
  2. Add 1 tbsp. of the licorice tea blend to the boiling water and let the tea simmer on low for about 30-45 minutes.
  3. Strain and pour tea into a cup and serve immediately.
  4. You can also prepare the tea by pouring hot water over the herbs, cover for 15 minutes and strain.

Trivia

  • Did you know that licorice has its own holiday? April 12th is celebrated as Licorice Day each year, all across the world!

Licorice has been used as a healing agent for more than 5000 years. The medics and healers in ancient Egypt used to brew a traditional drink called erqesos, using licorice and consumed it as a healing tonic.

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