Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
Henri, liquorice tea is healthy
if not overdone. The tea is made from the liquorice root not what we commonly call liquorice, that is mostly aniseed and sugar. It's best, not on its own but mixed with other herbs to add a yummy flaviour.
Not overdone is good advice since one of the benefit is a laxative effect :)
So it's based on the root of the plant, interesting, when I was a kid I use to chew and suck a liquorice stick in my mouth for hours, until the wood would produce a stringy amount of yellow broken stuff which become tasteless after a while, I had no idea you could made tea with it.