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Liquorice Root Powder (organic)

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Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra

Plant Family: Fabaceae (Legume family)

Botanical Description:
Glycyrrhiza glabra, commonly known as licorice or liquorice, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to the Mediterranean region, Southwest Asia, and parts of Europe. It belongs to the Fabaceae family and is characterized by its long, slender, woody roots, which are the primary source of the medicinal compound glycyrrhizin. liquorice plants have compound leaves with numerous small leaflets arranged along a central stem. The flowers are small, pale violet to blue-purple, and arranged in clusters on erect spikes. liquorice plants can grow up to 1-1.5 meters in height and thrive in sunny, well-drained soils. The roots of liquorice plants have a sweet, slightly bitter taste and a distinct aroma, which is attributed to the presence of glycyrrhizin and other active constituents.

Introduction:
liquorice root has been used for thousands of years in traditional herbal medicine, particularly in Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and Greco-Roman medicine. It has been prized for its sweet flavour and numerous potential medicinal properties and has been used historically both internally and externally.

Preparations:
Decoction: Prepare a liquorice root decoction by simmering dried liquorice root powder in water for 15-20 minutes. Strain the decoction and allow it to cool. Drink the decoction as a tea. Liquorice root decoction may be consumed warm or chilled.
Tincture: Prepare a liquorice root tincture by macerating dried liquorice root powder in alcohol (such as vodka or brandy) for several weeks. Strain the tincture and store it in a dark glass bottle. Take the tincture orally by diluting it in water or juice according to the dosage instructions provided on the product label or by a qualified herbalist.
Capsules: Liquorice root capsules or tablets are available for convenient consumption. Follow the dosage instructions provided on the product label or consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner for appropriate dosing.
Powder: Liquorice root powder is made by grinding dried liquorice root into a fine powder using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Liquorice root powder can be encapsulated for easy consumption or added to smoothies, teas, or other beverages.
Topical Application: Liquorice root extract or infused oil can be applied topically to the skin. Liquorice root extract may be added to skincare products such as creams, lotions, and serums.

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