Herbal Dietary Supplement. Pharmacopoeial quality herb, tested for strength & purity. Caffeine free. Wrapped tea bags. USDA organic. Every tea bag in this box has been individually wrapped and sealed for freshness, ensuring that the beneficial components of the herbs remain intact. Knowledge. Efficacy. Sustainability. Partnership. From the corners of the earth, to the bottom of your teacup, we're preserving tradition and creating a sustainable future. For over 30 years we have been making herbal teas blending the ancient art of traditional formulating with the most modern methods to ensure you a consistently reliable and good tasting cup. We know that you choose to live as if there is a tomorrow, as we do. That's why we purchase our herbs and manufacture our teas sustainably. Whether it's working with a cooperative of herb collectors, supporting organic herb farmers or using solar and wind power to offset our electricity use, we believe that teas that are good for you should be good for the earth. What is licorice root? Licorice plants grow in the wild from Eastern Asia, through the Middle East, and all the way to the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe and Northern Africa. Licorice root is among the most widely used herbs in the Chinese, Japanese Kampo, Indian Ayurvedic, Unani, and European systems of traditional herbal medicine (THM). How does it work? There are a range of traditional uses for licorice root tea stemming from several of the world's systems of THM. Ask your licensed acupuncturist, medical herbalist or naturopathic physician if licorice root tea is right for you. When should I use it? Drink Organic Licorice Root 3-6 times daily, or as directed by your healthcare provider. How does it taste? Pleasantly sweet. An honored manufacturer since 1997 for its contribution to the California Waste Reduction. Certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). 100% organic ingredients.
Contraindications: Cardiovascular-related disorders such as high blood pressure, potassium deficiency (hypokalemia), impaired kidney or liver functions, cirrhosis of the liver, and pregnancy. Interactions: Potassium loss may occur when taking licorice root tea at the same time as other drugs, such as thiazide - and loop-diuretics. Potassium loss, resulting from excessive use of licorice root, may increase the action of cardiac glycosides and interact with antiarrhythmic drugs. Do not use if pregnant or breast-feeding unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Side Effects: Prolonged use of excessive doses may lead to mineralocorticoid effects in the form of electrolyte imbalance (sodium retention and potassium loss) accompanied by hypertension, edema and suppression of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. In rare cases, hypokalemic myopathy may occur.