Marina Market Special Cut and Sifted Licorice root in a 16oz package, make your own licorice root tea
Size: 16 oz
Super low Price: $9.99
Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra L.
Directions: To prepare as a tea, add 1-2 teaspoons of herb to 8 oz. water in a pot. Cover and simmer for 15-30 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
Most licorice is grown in Greece, Turkey, and Asia. Licorice contains a compound called glycyrrhizin (or glycyrrhizic acid). Licorice has a long history of medicinal use in both Eastern and Western systems of medicine.
Licorice root has been used as a dietary supplement for stomach ulcers, bronchitis, and sore throat, as well as infections caused by viruses, such as hepatitis.
Licorice & Cancer (The Annie Appleseed Project)
by: Zhi Y. Wang, Daniel W. Nixon
Licorice root is one of the oldest and most frequently employed botanicals in Chinese medicine. In the U.S., licorice products are often used as flavoring and sweetening agents in food products. Constituents of licorice include triterpenoids, such as glycrrhizin and its aglycone glycyrrhizic acid, various polyphenols, and polysaccharides.
A number of pharmaceutical effects of licorice are known or suspected (anti-inflammatory, antivirus, antiulcer, anticarcinogenesis, and others). Licorice and its derivatives may protect against carcinogen-induced DNA damage and may be suppresive agents as well.
Glycyrrhizic acid is an inhibitor of lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase, inhibits protein kinase C, and downregulates the epidermal growth factor receptor.
Licorice polyphenols induce apoptosis in cancer cells. These and other activities of licorice are reviewed (in this paper), and a rationale is suggested for combinations of agents and preventive clinical trials.
Nutrition and Cancer, Vol 39, No 1 p 1-11. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Hepatitis C and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: 2003 Update. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Web site. Accessed on July 12, 2007.
Licorice ( Glycyrrhiza glabra ). In: Coates P, Blackman M, Cragg G, et al., eds. Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker; 2005:391–399.
Licorice. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Accessed on July 12, 2007.
Licorice ( Glycyrrhiza glabra L. ) and DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice). Natural Standard Database Web site. Accessed on July 12, 2007.
Licorice root. In: Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckman J, eds. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, MA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000:233–239.
Safety Info: Not for prolonged or excessive use except under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner. Prolonged use may cause potassium depletion and sodium retention resulting in symptoms of hypertension, edema, headache, vertigo. Not for use by persons with hypertension, hypokalemia, edema, cirrhosis, or the liver and cholestatic liver disorders, and diabetes. Not to be used during pregnancy or while nursing.