Liquorice roots contain on average 5% glycyrrhizic acid. The daily dose not to be exceeded over a prolonged use is 100 to 150 mg, or approximately 2 to 3g of dry matter/day.
Hypertension is the best known side effect, but there are several contraindications: liver disorders, liver cirrhosis, hypertension, hypokalemia, severe renal insufficiency, pregnancy.
Absent, except for cross-contamination.
May contain traces of sesame, celery, mustard, soy.
- Storage / Use In a cool, dark, dry place.
Olivier Rœllinger's words
I often use a light touch of liquorice in my mixes, which couples well with aniseed. The herbal tea “Star-filled Dreams”, is but one example.
We source this ground spice from a Spanish producer who grows and grinds cut sections of licorice root into a fine powder.