LIQUORICE ROOT (GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA)

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What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of liquorice? A yummy rubbery sweet treat? Well it’s certainly a household name when it comes to sweet treats, but it is in fact a special plant with any healing properties.

DID YOU KNOW… Many “liquorice” products don’t actually contain any liquorice. Instead, they contain anise oil, which has the characteristic smell and taste of black liquorice.

The root of liquorice has been used for centuries because of its sweet tasting flavour and of course, its medicinal properties which has made it one of the most universally consumed herbs (widely used by Eastern and Western practitioners). 

The earliest records of the herb tell of liquorice being used to treat coughs, chest complaints, for vitality and as a beautifying agent. Records found also describe the herb being made into a popular sweet drink, enjoyed by the Pharaohs and is one of the main ingredients used by Chinese herbalists since ancient times.

DID YOU KNOW… The liquorice plant is not botanically related to anise, star anise or fennel, which are sources of similar flavouring compounds.

So what exactly is liquorice root good for?  Turns out it’s quite effective at helping in quite a few areas.

It offers a broad spectrum of health benefits that herbalists consider it good for many ailments including viral infections, sore throats and inflammation. The chemicals contained in liquorice root are thought to decrease swelling and increase the chemicals in our body that heal ulcers. 

DID YOU KNOW… This sweet root contains glycyrrhizin, a compound that can be up to 50 times sweeter than sugar.

So why did we choose Organic Liquorice root?

Liquorice root helps to reduce teething pain by providing a soothing and cooling effect on sore and irritated gums, which helps relieve teething pain naturally.

We only use the best!

Bubbagum™ Natural Teething gel has been formulated and manufactured with the highest quality natural ingredients.  It was VERY important to make sure that Bubbagum™ is as natural as possible and made to the very highest Australia standards.

See full list of ingredients here.  

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