Wikipedia: Liquorice | Teaviews: licorice-root-tea 
Updated: Feb. 28, 2012 

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About Licorice

Closeup of cut surface of licorice root, showing coarse brown peel and white interiorCloseup of cut licorice root. Photo © denAsuncioner (Flickr), CC BY-ND 2.0.
Licorice(Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a plant that is commonly used as an ingredient in herbal teas. It has strong medicinal properties however, and is not necessarily safe for general consumption. For this reason, RateTea classifies licorice as a wellness or medicinal tea.

Effects on blood pressure

Licorice can raise blood pressure, and this effect is strong enough that it can be dangerous even in the quantities typically used for flavoring candy and herbal teas. For this reason, people who have high blood pressure should avoid anything containing licorice.

Examples of Licorice

The following is a complete listing of of the 2 selections of Licorice in our database.

Picture of Licorice, Chinese Root Slices

Licorice, Chinese Root Slices

Brand:Mountain Rose Herbs
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Picture of Licorice Root, Cut

Licorice Root, Cut

Brand:San Francisco Herb Company
Caffeine:Caffeine Free

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