Health Benefits of Licorice
Licorice root (also liquorice root) is the root and underground stems of an herbaceous perennial plant Glycyrrhiza glabra. Greek, Egyptians, Chinese and other Asian nations have been using Licorice root for flavouring, confectionery applications and medicinal purposes for centuries. It is also known as sweet root and Gan Zao in Chinese.
Licorice Root contains a number of healthy compounds such as flavonoids, volatile oils, plant sterols, coumarins, glycosides, asparagine, chalcones, glycyrrhizic acid and anethole. Licorice Root is known for its antiviral, antibacterial, antiinflammatory, antispasmodic, antioxidant, antidepressant, demulcent and expectorant activity.
A key compound in Licorice Root, glycyrrhizic acid, may raise blood pressure levels when used in large quantities on regular basis.
Peppermint and Your Health
Peppermint calms the muscles of the stomach and improves the flow of bile, which the body uses to digest fats. As a result, food passes through the stomach more quickly. Peppermint relaxes the muscles that allow painful digestive gas to pass.
Peppermint and its main active agent, menthol, are effective decongestants. Because menthol thins mucus, it is also a good expectorant, meaning that it helps loosen phlegm and breaks up coughs. It is soothing and calming for sore throats (pharyngitis) and dry coughs as well.
Health Benefits of Ginger
Ginger is commonly used to treat various types stomach ailments, including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite. Other uses include pain relief from arthritis or muscle soreness, menstrual pain, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis. Ginger is also sometimes used for chest pain, low back pain, and stomach pain.
I always add a bit of sweetener to my tea. Not this one! It is so perfectly delicious on its own!
While eating in a Brooklyn based restaurant, Wild Ginger, I was introduced to DiviniTea. I saw a number of round glass jars filled with beautiful potpourri like teas marked by small white labels with script handwriting simply stating the main flavors. I chose the one labeled “Ginger Licorice.”
While enjoying my first few sips, I detected a hint of mint. The owner brought out the large brown bag of DiviniTea, confirmed my palate and told us a little about DiviniTea.
We all thoroughly enjoyed this tea. Neither flavor is overpowering. They blend so well together for a smooth, full bodied, flavorful experience.
I like this tea, but the strength of the mint is too much for my taste. It does have a lovely sweet aftertaste and doesn’t need anything added. I would recommend to anyone who really loves peppermint.
This is a good one. I have had this and it was just great.
tried this in Hawaii. had to go back every day for more. Just ordered some for home use. Can’t wait for the tea to show up!
Rita Papandrea –
Licorice, peppermint and ginger are a lively change from medicinal alternatives and are perfect for soothing an irritated throat. This is a thoroughly enjoyable tea. Naturally sweet with no unpleasant aftertaste.