Licorice has been used as a sweet and medicine for countless years. It's now thought to ease stress, improve the respiratory system, relieve stomach distress, including ulcers and heartburn, and more! For a pure licorice flavor, just boil two tsp of the root in water for about 5 minutes, or steep according to taste. Blends well with other roots, flowers, and leaves. Store in a dry, dark cupboard.