Herbal Information on Organic Licorice Root in Powder Form
Common Names: Licorice Root, Sweet Root
Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra
Pin Yin Name: Gan Cao
Organic: Yes, USDA Certified Organic
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Pack Size: 16 Ounces (1 pound)
Form: Powder Form, Organic
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Caution: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not use with high blood sugar.
California Prop 65
Additional Information About Gan Cao
The Licorice is a herbaceous perennial legume native to southern European and parts of Asia, such as India Many potentially healing substances have been identified in licorice including: Compound flavonoids, Antioxidants, various plant estrogens (phytoestrogens) and Glycyrrhzin (which is 50 times sweeter than sugar). It has been found to help to lower stomach acid levels thus relieving heartburn and indigestion (1).
Product Properties: Sweet, Slightly Cold
Channels/Meridians: Heart, Lung, Spleen
Benefits of Licorice Root
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About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control
Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements
Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.
Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.
ReviewsJoI've used this product for quite some time. Each time I get a new batch, I enjoy anew the delicious flavor, as well as knowing it is helping the other herbs I take do their job. Supporting my adrenals is the primary purpose I use this herb. I don't have an issue with high blood pressure so I can take it without concern. Highly recommended. Oh, and by the way, the personnel at 1st Chinese Herbs are the BEST!
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DetailsCurrent Stock: 2SKU: 209415-51Global Trade Item Number: 767963024558Manufacturer Part Number 209415-51Condition: NewAvailability: Usually ships in 1 business day.Width: 2.00 (in)Height: 5.00 (in)Depth: 3.00 (in)