Liquorice Root Tea
Apparently Roman legions were given liquorice root to chew as they marched not only did it help quench thirst but it contains ‘indole’ a powerful tooth decay-preventive compound. We have excellent quality liquorice Root available in our online shop
Here’s how to make yourself a Liquorice Root Tea
Liquorice Root Tea (makes 3-4 cups)
- You don’t have to peel off the bark
- Like all powerful natural remedies Liquorice and it’s extracts need to be treated with respect and are safe when used in normal quantities, e.g up to 3 cups a day.
Time needed: 4 minutes.
How to make Liquorice Root Tea ( makes 3-4 cups)
- Prepare the liquorice root sticks
Take one Liquorice root peel off the bark; use the blade of a potato peeler to roughly scrap the brown outer off. This can be quite messy therefore it’s nice to do outside while you have a few deep breaths of fresh air.
- Cutting the liquorice root
Use sharp garden secateurs or kitchen scissors to split and chop the roots in 2-4 cm lengths. You can split them length ways first by tapping the blade of a knife (like an axe splits wood) until they split.
- Boil water and simmer the Liquorice Root tea
We think a 4cm split length is enough for a good brew per person. Pop the root, plus any powder or little bits into a pan with the boiled water.
Simmer gently for approximately 2-3 minutes. A clue to it being ready is the sweet aroma filling your nostrils.
You will want to strain the brew before you serve it. No need to add anything to this super healthy and vitalising drink. This is also great cold. Leave to cool and serve on a hot day on ice.