The licorice root has a sweet sap which is sweeter than sugar. In Malayalam it is called “Iratti Madhuram” which means double sugar. The botanical name is Glycyrrhiza Glabra. The root of licorice has been used for its many health benefits since ages. It is packed with glycyrrhizic acid, anethole, plant sterols, chalcones, glycosides, volatile oils, flavonoid and coumarins. The tea which is made from the licorice root is very beneficial for treating throat infections. Also it is known that this tea can offer relief from other health conditions, such as menopausal issues, liver disorders, skin rashes, ulcers, assorted infections, canker sores, depression etc. You should not drink this tea in excess amounts because it could lead to fluid retention; cataract; hypertension and dangerously low potassium levels in the blood. Also the licorice root has estrogenic properties so it is not recommended for pregnant women to use this tea. Here are some health benefits of licorice root tea:
Home remedy for canker ulcers
These are painful inflammations which appear on the cheeks and tongue. You can use the warm licorice root tea as a gargle for getting a quick relief from canker ulcers. You should gargle with this tea four times per day and you will see how fast the pain will subside and your sores will heal.
Natural detoxifying agent
Licorice root tea has detoxifying properties which can help you to lose weight and they can flush out toxins and stones from your kidneys.
Helps with PMS
Licorice root tea has antispasmodic and anti – inflammatory properties. Also it has admirable levels of estrogenic properties. The synergic action of the mentioned properties can ease the PMS symptoms, such as breast tenderness, mood swings, nausea and bloating. You should start including two cups of licorice root tea 3 days before the expected date to combat the menstrual cramps in a better way.
Beneficial during menopause
Licorice root tea has phytoestrogens and antioxidants which have shown positive impacts on the hormonal issues that are associated with menopause, such as fatigue, hot flashes and mood swings. You should drink two cups of licorice root tea per day because this will help you to create a hormonal equilibrium and this will help women to tide over this messy phase.
Aids in weight loss
There are some studies in which are suggested that 3.5 g of licorice root, when it is used in the form of tea in a period of eight weeks, can help to lower the body fat mass to a significant extent. You should drink two cups of licorice root tea per day. In each cup there is 1.75 g of this root. Along with this tea you should eat a balanced diet and to healthy workout regimen because you will see visible changes in your weight in a period of twelve weeks.
Licorice root tea Good for diabetics
It is known that licorice root extracts are excellent substitutes for sugar. When you are making your regular tea, then you should add licorice tea instead of sugar. You will get health and sweetness together in one cup.
Beneficial for yeast infections
There are some studies in which are said that the oral intake as well as topical application of licorice root tea has the power to combat the yeast infections and to heal this condition.
Herbal remedy for stomach disorders
It is known that the licorice root extracts have mild laxative properties. You can use the tea prepared by infusing licorice roots to ease the constipation. Licorice root has flavonoid and chalcone which can combat the irritation and inflammation triggered by bacterial infection in the stomach. Licorice root tea has soothing properties which will sooth the inflamed mucus lining and they can strengthen the digestive system which will give you a relief from gastric problems. You should drink 2 – 3 cups of warm licorice root tea to get its benefits.
Licorice root tea good for liver
It has powerful detoxifying properties. You should drink two cups of licorice root tea on daily basis because it will ensure you that your liver is free from toxins. This tea will empower your liver and you should not be worried about hepatitis.