- Honey-Baked Licorice (Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae Praeparata cum Melle) granules
- Dried Ginger (Rhizoma Zingiberis) granules
Use 2 level scoops of tea per 8-12oz of hot water, 1-2 times per day.
Ideally taken in morning and afternoon. (Roughly 30 servings per bottle).
High blood pressure:
Licorice can raise blood pressure, especially if consumed daily for long periods of time. Don't consume large amounts of this tea if you have high blood pressure. Discontinue use if you develop high blood pressure or headaches.
Warm & Protect Tea - 60g
This is a classical formula to stimulate immune response, eliminate preconditions for respiratory illness, and enhance immune and fluid metabolism.*
Current research on one of the primary ingredients in this tea (glycyrrhizin, an active component in licorice root) is shown to have anti-viral properties (Fiore et al., 2008; Cinatl et al., 2003). Cinatl et al. (2003) in looking at potential value of licorice in the treatment strategy against SARS, noted that, “Glycyrrhizin has previously been used to treat patients with HIV-1 and chronic hepatitis C virus.” Huang et al. (2020) noted, "It was reported that expression of SARS antigens was much lower in culture treated with 1000 mg/L of glycyrrhizin; and high concentrations of glycyrrhizin (4000 mg/L) completely blocked replication of the virus. Their findings suggested that glycyrrhizin should be assessed for treatment of SARS27. Now glycyrrhizin is in a clinical test for treating COVID-19." While these are preliminary laboratory studies, they are encouraging and we look forward to the results of the clinical trials.From a traditional Chinese herbal perspective, this herbal formula helps to protect the respiratory and cardiac systems which are the organs/tissues in the body hardest hit by SARS CoV & SARS CoV2 coronaviruses due to their affinity to angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE2) receptors (Yang et al., 2020, p. 1708). Chen & Du (2020) evaluated glycyrrhizin's affinity for ACE2 and noted, "Our docking results showed that glycyrrhizin has the potential biding to ACE2 with an estimated ΔG (kcal/mol) - 9, with the binding cites ARG-559, GLN-388, ARG-393, ASP-30. Given the low toxicity of glycyrrhizin, its anti-virus effects on SARS and its potential interaction with ACE2, it’s worthwhile to test its efficacy against 2019-nCoV infection.” Again, nothing conclusive and no human clinical trials have been performed, but it is encouraging research.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Chen, H., Du, Q., 2020. Potential Natural Compounds for Preventing 2019-nCoV Infection.
Cinatl, J., Morgenstern, B., Bauer, G., Chandra, P., Rabenau, H., & Doerr, H. (2003). Glycyrrhizin, an active component of liquorice roots, and replication of SARS-associated coronavirus. The Lancet, 361(9374), 2045–2046. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(03)13615-X
Fiore, C., Eisenhut, M., Krausse, R., Ragazzi, E., Pellati, D., Armanini, D., & Bielenberg, J. (2008). Antiviral effects of Glycyrrhiza species. Phytotherapy Research, 22(2), 141–148. https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.2295
Huang, A.; Tang, X.; Wu, H.; Zhang, J.; Wang, W.; Wang, Z.; Song, L.; Zhai, M.; Zhao, L.; Yang, H.; Ma, X.; Zhou, S.; Cai, J. Virtual Screening and Molecular Dynamics on Blockage of Key Drug Targets as Treatment for COVID-19 Caused by SARS-CoV-2. Preprints 2020, 2020030239
Yang, Y., Islam, M. S., Wang, J., Li, Y., & Chen, X. (2020). Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Patients Infected with 2019-New Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2): A Review and Perspective. International Journal of Biological Sciences, 16(10), 1708–1717. https://doi.org/10.7150/ijbs.45538