Licorice is obtained from a plant, known as sweet stick, so it is also used as a natural sweetener. Its diuretic and digestive properties make it a perfect alternative to combat overweight.
According to research published in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, licorice is a great ally for digestion and a potent diuretic (which fights fluid retention very well).
In fact, in Japan the scientists after a study to licorice, concluded that effectively this root helps reduce body fat, in addition to producing satiety effects to the people who consume it.
Below, I give you several reasons why you should take licorice root to satisfy your hunger
1.Natural Laxative: It helps to move the intestine, since it is a natural light laxative, this effect is wonderful remember that the less toxins you have in the body the easier it is to lose weight.
2.Reduce inflammation: Licorice is an efficient anti-inflammatory, its digestive properties help fight that abdominal bloating so uncomfortable that sometimes does not let you wear the clothes you want.
3.Stomach aches: This root is excellent for relieving heartburn, stomach ulcers or gastritis.
Licorice also has a soothing action on the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract, it can also help relieve heavy digestions.
The consumption of licorice stimulates biliary function, which produces a protective effect to the liver.
4.Antiallergic: licorice root is indicated in the natural treatment of allergies, thanks to a series of principles with anti-inflammatory activity similar to that of medicines.
5.Relieves the throat: When consuming this plant and its derivatives what we will get will be to keep the mucous of the throat hydrated, with which we will avoid the irritation of the throat, produced in many cases by the cough.
6.Combat fatigue: Being a physical and mental stimulant you will feel more energized so that you can exercise and thus accelerate your weight loss
Despite acting directly on the digestive tract, licorice is very effective in preventing and treating the effects of colds.
How is it Taken?
You will need:
-4 small tablespoons of root powder
-If it is in trunk you can use 3 or 4 root pieces
-1 liter of water
-Boil a pint of water and add 4 small tablespoons of licorice powder.
-As it is in powder it will be enough that it boils between 5 to 10 minutes
-If you have licorice in trunk let it boil for 15 to 20 minutes so that you release all your properties
-Dosage: You can take up to two cups per day.