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Posted by: Pink, Sunday, October 25, 2009, 3:01am
I just noticed in my SWAMI that Licorice Root Tea is neutral, but under spices, Licorice Root is listed as a black dot.  Is there something in the brewing process that makes the tea okay?
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, October 25, 2009, 3:24am; Reply: 1
Dr. D’Adamo recommends a licorice preparation called DGL (de glycyrrhizinated licorice) which can reduce discomfort and aid healing. DGL protects the stomach lining in addition to protecting it from stomach acids. Avoid crude licorice preparations as they contain a component of the plant which can cause elevated blood pressure. This component has been removed in DGL.
Posted by: Possum, Sunday, October 25, 2009, 3:30am; Reply: 2
I thought I read something recently about licorice causing fluid retention??!!  :-/ Can anyone comment? Ta
Posted by: Eric, Sunday, October 25, 2009, 8:29am; Reply: 3
pahah not for me!  All herbal teas go right through me.  But that's just me.  The thing I love about licorice is that I always have really intense, memorable dreams if I drink it at night... anybody else experience this?
Posted by: Possum, Sunday, October 25, 2009, 9:48am; Reply: 4
Interesting Eric - must grab a cup now & head to bed ;) Mind you...I find I have pretty intense, memorable dreams if I accidentally leave my electric blanket on overnight... Although quite scarey ones tho' ;)
Posted by: Eric, Monday, October 26, 2009, 6:12am; Reply: 5
Quoted from Possum
Interesting Eric - must grab a cup now & head to bed ;) Mind you...I find I have pretty intense, memorable dreams if I accidentally leave my electric blanket on overnight... Although quite scarey ones tho' ;)


Interesting!  :)
Posted by: Possum, Monday, October 26, 2009, 8:58am; Reply: 6
Ended up I did have a really intense deam last night but due to Indian Chai tea not licorice ;) Or maybe it was the chocolate ??)
Posted by: Pink, Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 2:29am; Reply: 7
I can never remember my dreams - maybe I'll give the licorice a try!  I'll stay away from the chai at bedtime, though - too much caffiene for my over-anxious self LOL
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