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Chinese Licorice Root


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Chinese Licorice Root

Chinese Licorice Root in its simplicity is one of the truly great herbs. Licorice Root is said to build energy and is an excellent digestive tonic. It is considered to be a broad spectrum antioxidant, ridding the body of over 1,200 known toxins without any distressful side effects. It helps to regulate blood sugar levels, and helps to counter Hypoglycemia, a very common imbalance.

Chinese Licorice Root also provides basic nutrients to the adrenal glands as well. As it has special action upon the stomach and spleen, it is said to help build and strengthen muscle, yet also is considered a muscle relaxer at the same time. It is very sweet and adds a delicious flavor to herbal teas, and is included in many Chinese Herbal Teas and Formulations because it is said to harmonize all of the ingredients within a formula.

Note: Chinese Licorice Root unlike American Licorice Root, will not adversely affect blood pressure. This is a fact that many are not aware of. But nonetheless Chinese Licorice is a powerful herb and should be used in small quantities.

Brewing Guide Chinese Licorice: 3 to 5 Licorice Slices in a tea kettle / lightly simmer for 5 minutes

Origin: China

Shou-Lao Tea & Herb's Basic Recipe for: Schizandra/Goji Tea ©

This tea is based upon the virtue and tradition of the "100 Days Of Schizandra." It likewise rests upon the story of how in the Legendary Taoist Master Li Qing Yuen's younger years, he encountered of a very old Taoist Master who very easily out walked him. His longevity secret was that he consumed a tea/soup of goji berries every day. This he told Li Qing Yuen, would help him attain a new state of vigor. These two herbs taken together provide for excellent mental clarity and Yin Jing energy, the material basis for longevity and good health.

The Legend of Taoist Master Li Qing Yuen reports that he passed away at the ripe old age of 252 years old. Although his exact age has been disputed, scholars have definitely placed him as having lived more than 120 years of age... not bad. All accounts of him however describe him as being very active, with a bright intelligence, and as having fathered constitutionally very strong and healthy children even into his later years. This is the reason why Taoist Longevity Herbalists to this day can be found creating and refining formulas based upon unbroken lineages of Taoist herbal tradition, the implementing of the empiricism of those traditions, and through recalling the rules and idioms the great masters of the past espoused throughout their life and teachings.

This tea is considered highly anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, is said to cleanse the blood when taken everyday, restore complexion, aid in clearing the skin, help to drain excess water retention, and also will help to gently move digestion. This tea taste very wonderfully sweet and delicious when consumed warm, and when it is cold it tastes like fruit juice.

Schizandra Berry...  0.8 oz.

Goji Berry............   0.8 oz.

Tangerin Peel........   0.2 oz

Chinese Licorice.....  0.1 oz. (3 Slices)

Brewing Guide For "Schizandra/Goji Tea: Lightly simmer in 40-50 fl.oz. water for 25 minutes

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