Tag Archives: Licorice Root

What Is Licorice Root?

Glycyrrhiza glabra Also, Known As: Chinese Licorice Gan Cao Kan-ts’ao Kuo-lao Licorice Licorice Root Ling-t’ung Liquorice Mei-ts’ao Mi-kan Mi-ts’ao Sweet Licorice Sweet Wood Yasti Madhu Licorice refers to the roots and rhizome of a variety of plants belonging to the species Glycyrrhiza glabra L. of the family Fabaceae. This is a European species and possesses a sweet yellow wood. There

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What Are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are natural substances that work with a person’s body and help them adapt; most notably, to stress. Adaptogens are a natural ally in dealing with persistent stress and fatigue because they work with regulating important hormones. Adaptogens offer several other health benefits, including… A boost for the immune system Support for managing a healthy weight Increased physical endurance and

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The Immune System: Anatomy & Physiology

The immune system serves as the body’s greatest defense mechanism against foreign invaders. But as herbalists, we see it as much more than just a systematic fortress.  Medical herbalist Diana Jones writes, “Immunity represents an ecological interface between inner and outer environments”–a concept that considers immune health holistically, linking it to our relationship with mind, body, spirit and ultimately our

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