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How to Make Licorice Root Tea

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author image Sara Ipatenco
Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.
How to Make Licorice Root Tea
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Also known as sweet root, licorice has been used for centuries for medicinal, health and beverage purposes. Licorice root is used in modern times, as well, for conditions such as peptic ulcers, canker sores, eczema, indigestion, colds and coughs, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Prepare a tea by steeping dried licorice root to potentially ease symptoms associated with these conditions. Always ask your doctor beforehand, however, because licorice root isn't safe for everyone.

Step 1

How to Make Licorice Root Tea
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Boil 4 to 8 ounces of water in a saucepan, depending on how much tea you want to make.

Step 2

How to Make Licorice Root Tea
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Add 1 teaspoon of dried licorice root to the saucepan for every 4 ounces of water.

Step 3

How to Make Licorice Root Tea
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Remove the water from the heat and let the licorice root steep in the saucepan for 5 minutes.

Step 4

How to Make Licorice Root Tea
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Pour the tea through a fine-mesh kitchen strainer set over a teapot or a tea cup. Discard the dried licorice root.

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