Liquorice Root Powder (50 gram) (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Organic
Common name: Liquorice or Licorice.
Scientific name: (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Family: Fabaceae (Legume family).
Description: A herbaceous perennial which grows up to 1m in height, with pinnate leaves about 7–15 cm (3–6 in) long, with 9–17 leaflets. The flowers are 0.8–1.2 cm (½–⅓ in) long, pale whitish blue to purple, produced in a loose inflorescence. The fruit is an oblong pod, 2–3 cm (1 in) long, containing several seeds. The roots are stoloniferous.
Traditional Usage: Liquorice is one of the more widely consumed herbs in the world. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it occurs in more formulas than any other single herb because it is thought to harmonize the action of all other herbs. Liquorice root has been used as a potent adrenal and nerve tonic as well as a mood enhancer and mild laxative. Due to its nice sweet taste it can also be used as a sugar alternative. Liquorice can be used to mask the taste of other less palatable herbal brews, teas or smokes. It is one of the flavouring herbs found in the fabled psychoactive liquor Absinthe and is also commonly used to flavor tobacco. When mixed with smoking products Liquorice is claimed to make the smoke smoother and easier to inhale, resulting in greater absorption of the other active ingredients.
Active Constituents: Anethole, glycyrrhizin, isoliquiritigenin, xenoestrogens (glabrene and the isoflavane glabridin).
Research: Inhibition of serotonin re-uptake by licorice constituents.Isoliquiritigenin has been found to have potent (65 times higher affinity than Diazepam) GABA-A benzodiapine receptor positive allosteric modulator.
Warning: Excessive use may increase blood pressure. Avoid when pregnant, suffering high blood pressure or taking medication. Consult your doctor before using any herbal remedy.
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