Liquorice

Our liquorice honey is delicious on toast or in tea.  It is a delicate blend of star anise, liquorice root and fennel seed and Honey Lady Raw Honey. Great in teas or on toast or even on scones with cream.

Liquorice has a well-documented reputation for healing ulcers. It can lower stomach acid levels, relieve heartburn and indigestion and acts as a mild laxative. It can also be used for irritation, inflammation and spasm in the digestive tract. Through its beneficial action on the liver, it increases bile flow and lowers cholesterol levels. Liquorice also appears to enhance immunity by boosting levels of interferon, a key immune system chemical that fights off attacking viruses. Glycyrrhizinic acid also seems to stop the growth of many bacteria and of viruses such as influenza A.

Caution:- people with heart conditions, high blood pressure, kidney or liver complaints, or water retention should avoid regular or prolonged use of Liquorice. Those taking diuretic medication should also avoid Liquorice.