Friday, January 18, 2013
licorice root tea for sore throats and so much more
There is nothing like licorice root tea to sooth a sore throat. To make this the tea you simply place
six or seven 1/2-inch root pieces
in 3 cups of water and bringing to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and simmer until about half the water has boiled away. Strain and drink as needed.
Licorice has been used traditionally to treat sore throat, colds and coughs for hundreds of years
Licorice root has an impressive list of well documented uses and is probably one of the most over-looked of all herbal remedies. It is used for many ailments including asthma, athlete's foot, baldness, body odor, bursitis, canker sores, chronic fatigue, depression, colds and flu, coughs, dandruff, emphysema, gingivitis and tooth decay, gout, heartburn, HIV, viral infections, fungal infections, ulcers, liver problems, Lyme disease, menopause, psoriasis, shingles, sore throat, tendinitis, tuberculosis, ulcers, yeast infections, prostate enlargement and arthritis. Licorice root contains many anti-depressant compounds and is an excellent alternative to St. John's Wort.