Natural Liquorice is over 50 times sweeter than sugar, thus making it the sweetest naturally occurring compound on this planet. Hence herbal Liquorice recipes often use Natural Liquorice because they are versatile and accessible. We have found the benefits of natural liquorice too long to list. What we can say is it contains active compounds that have far reaching potential health benefits.
Did you know that because it has unique health properties, the pharmaceutical industry uses harvested natural liquorice? Liquorice is extracted from the natural roots of a plant. Glycyrrihiza Glabra (Sweet Root). Nature has gifted the Liquorice plant with super health qualities that have been used to treat health issues since the earliest times. The confectionery industry only uses some.
Liquorice is extracted from the fresh roots of the plant by a super heating and evaporation process. It takes about 8 hours to reduce the mass to a tar like substance called liquorice extract. When the extract is cooled it can be pulverised to a manageable powder. This stuff is golden to the specialist liquorice manufacturing industry.