LIQUORICE

Women's Health (UK) - - EAT SMART -

WHAT IS IT? A peren­nial plant in the pea and bean fam­ily WHERE IS IT FOUND?

South­east Europe, Rus­sia, Asia

BEST FOR: Bal­ance. ‘Feel­ings of fa­tigue and low li­bido can of­ten be due to adrenal ex­haus­tion,’ says Lan­don. ‘The ac­tive con­stituents of liquorice con­tain gly­co­sides, which have a sup­port­ing and nour­ish­ing ef­fect on the en­docrine sys­tem, es­pe­cially the adrenals. All sorts of rea­sons to give it a go. HOW TO TAKE IT:

Swerve the All­sorts and buy liquorice root (£1, Neal’s Yard Reme­dies). Lan­don sug­gests a liquorice and dan­de­lion tea.

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