History reveals that liquorice was first documented in Assyrial clay tablets (c.a. 2500 B.C.E.) and Egyptian papyri. In Germany, liquorice root is licensed as standard medicinal tea for the relief of bronchial cough due to bronchial congestion in the upper respiratory tract. The main active substance is glycyrrhizinic acid, which has shown to accelerate the healing of gastric ulcers. The root naturally contains at least 4% glycyrrhizin, a compound that is about fifty times sweeter than sucrose. Liquorice root in a teabag is a valuable alternative for the natural relief of gastric and intestinal ulcers. As a tea it makes an excellent adults-only herbal remedy for the relief of pain and distress of cramp-like disorders connected with persistent gastritis. Medicinal Use Take to ease cough symptoms due to bronchial congestion and catarrh in the upper respiratory tract, pain/discomfort of cramp-like disorders associated with chronic gastritis. Clincally, liquorice has been shown to promote the healing and relief of symptoms of mouth, gastric and intestinal ulcers. Claims are based on traditional use in western herbal medicine. Features / Benefits Listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as a herbal medicine. Contains appropriate information based on latest findings. Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, caffeine, gluten or lactose. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Teabags are packed in long-life foil bags to retain freshness and potency. Least expensive way of taking a herbal medicine. Contains Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) root and stolon dry: 2 g per teabag Dosage Infuse one or two teabags (or two 5 mL level metric teaspoons) with one cup of boiling water, steep and cover for fifteen minutes. Adults only: take one cup three times daily. Gargle several times daily for the relief of mouth ulcers. Precautions Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Medical advice is recommended if used for longer than 4-6 weeks, during pregnancy and lactation. This product should not be taken if you have cholestatic liver disorder, liver cirrhosis, high blood pressure, fluid retention, potassium deficiency and severe kidney insufficiency. Adverse reactions Can deplete potassium over an extended period of time. Ensure potassium-rich diet e.g. bananas and dried apricots.