Organic Licorice root has a deep, enduring sweetness and is prized for its ability to ease coughs and colds, soothe sore throats and increase circulation. Licorice root is consumed as a natural medicine in Arabia, Africa, India, Asia and Europe. It is also the base of many Chinese, Ayurvedic and Korean herbal healing formulas. Licorice is known as the “great mediator” in Chinese herbal medicine because it is used to balance the complex properties of potent herbal formulas so they can be absorbed easily by the body. Rishi Tea’s licorice root is sweet and earthy with a rich, golden infusion. Licorice root tastes great on its own or with a bit of honey, lemon and fresh ginger.