Licorice Root Monograph

Heap of liquorice sticks isolated on white (Also called as Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa, Glycyrrhiza glabra, glabra liquorice, licorice, or tobacco liquorice)

This is the first of many monographs to come. For those of my readers that are not herbalists, a monograph is a detailed written study on a particular subject, and in this case a particular herb.

Licorice root has become one of my favorite herbs to use. One particular use of licorice root is as a sweetener. There are some that have to have some type of sweetness in their hot drinks and this is a great alternative. However, please be aware that extensive use of licorice root can cause a spike in blood pressure, but can be combated with a high potassium and low sodium diet.

Since licorice root is a cooling herb, it can be used with Marshmallow, and Slippery Elm for those who suffer with acid reflux and GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease).

To learn more about licorice root, download this monograph, add it to your materia medica or use it to start a materia medica.

If you have any questions about this herb, please feel free to post your questions in the comment area below.

Written by Joshua Parker

My name is Joshua Parker, and I am a Lifestyle Coach for the DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program) as well as a community herbalist working towards becoming a medical herbalist.

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