Serving Size 1 cup brewed tea
Servings Per Container 16
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value*|
|All Herbal Ingredients:|
|Organic licorice root [PhEur]||2,500 mg||†|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
†Daily Value not established.
100% organic ingredients.
Directions: Brew Well to be Well
For maximum benefit, herbal tea must be properly prepared. Pour 8 oz. freshly boiled water over a tea bag in a cup. Cover cup and steep 10-15 minutes. These steps directly influence the amount of beneficial components that will end up in your teacup! Gently squeeze the tea bag to release any remaining extract. Drink 3 cups daily between meals. Sweeten with honey if desired.
Duration of use: Unless directed by your healthcare provider, licorice root tea should not be taken daily for longer than 4-6 weeks.
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-angiotensinaldosterone system. In rare cases, hypokalemic myopathy may occur.