Licorice (Alcacuz) Root Tea - Periandra dulcis Bentham
Licorice (Alcacuz) Root Tea - Periandra dulcis Bentham
Licorice (Alcacuz) Root Tea - Periandra dulcis Bentham

Licorice (Alcacuz) Root Tea - Periandra dulcis Bentham

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Detox your body with Licorice Tea

Licorice Root Tea - Periandra dulcis Bentham

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Root


Licorice is a legume that has great potential in natural medicine, popularly known by many different nomenclatures as sweet root, sweet tooth, parsley and licorice. Having its origin in Europe, the use of this plant in a medicinal form is one of the oldest recorded, even to have been reported by the ancient Egyptians in their papyri. It can be found in stony, dry or sandy places and, depending on the locality, its species are found in a varied way.

Health benefits:

Its roots are sweetened and can be widely used in syrups or for various culinary purposes. They are so sweetly sweet that a small piece, the size of a pencil eraser, can sweeten an entire drink. They are also rich in glycyrrhizin. Its chemical composition comprises a wide range of properties, serving for several different factors and cases. It has been proven by several studies that licorice can be effective in liver issues, adrenal problems, hormonal imbalances and ulcers.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Dry cough or catarrh cough
  • Gastritis and gastric ulcer
  • Bronchitis
  • Dermatitis and skin problems
  • Flu, viruses
  • Bad breath
  • Cleansing of the body
  • Asthma
  • Allergy
  • Diabetes
  • Hepatitis
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Infertility


  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of licorice roots to 1/2 liter of water
  2. Boil the herb for 10 minutes
  3. Turn off the heat and set aside for ten minutes
  4. Strain and drink.

How to drink:

Take 1 cup in the morning in a fast and a cup after the main meals.


It has effects like mineralocorticoids, such as headache induction, lethargy, sodium and water retention, hypopotassemia and consequently hypertension. Therefore, it should not be used indiscriminately and is contraindicated in hypertensive, swollen, and dysenteric patients. The main interactions observed are with antihypertensive agents and diuretics and may exacerbate the hypopotassemic effects of some diuretics; with digoxin for the potential to induce hypopotassemia and cause the patient to be at risk of digoxin poisoning.

They should not be used in pregnant women, infants, people with anemia, hormone replacement, glaucoma, hypertensives, and women taking oral contraceptives.