Licorice, the ideal supplement for sweet tea and much more ....
Already in antiquity and the Middle Ages the effect of licorice was known. For example, the ancient Greeks and the ancient Egyptians used licorice for asthma, cough, hoarseness, or chest discomfort. In traditional Chinese medicine, licorice is one of the 50 basic herbs.
In its bark is the active ingredient Glycyrrhizinsäure, a glycoside, which has 50 times the sweetening power of normal cane sugar.
Licorice is not only a sweet but also a well-known folk medicine remedy. The active ingredient glycyrrhizinic acid, according to the latest scientific studies also has similar pharmacological properties as the human hormones and thus probably plays a role in the elimination of water and in the healing of ulcers.
As tea: 5g about 2 teaspoon with hot water pour about 200ml over. After max. 10 min. through a tea strainer.
Recipe for Christmas liqueur (strengthens the stomach and improves digestion)
1 untreated orange
1/2 liter of water
150 g honey
1/4 liter spirit (70% vol.)
1/4 liter of vermouth
1 teaspoon dried ginger
6 cardamom seeds,
1 vanilla bar,
1 tsp anise,
1 teaspoon licorice,
1 tsp Mace,
2 cinnamon sticks,
1 tsp cilantro,
1 pinch of Chayenne pepper,
1 half teaspoon nutmeg
Peel the orange thinly and dry the peel for about 2 days. Then cut into pieces and mix with the other spices. Fill the spices in a closable container and fill with the spirit and vermouth. Close well and place in a sunny place for about 2 weeks.
After 2 weeks, filter the broth through a sieve lined with a cloth. Put the honey and water in a saucepan and slowly heat until the honey is completely dissolved. Mix the honey water with the spice juice and pour into pretty bottles or decanters. A small treasure that strengthens the stomach and is well received as a souvenir.
Please note: The use is not intended for the elimination or alleviation of diseases, ailments or pathological complaints. The information given here comes from natural medicine, based on tradition of folk medicine or many years of experience. Under no circumstances should this information replace a consultation with a doctor. If you have any questions, please contact your doctor or alternative practitioner.