Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), whose genus name is appropriately derived from the Greek words meaning "sweet root," is used worldwide as a flavoring for foods, beverages and assorted confections. However, as early as the third century B.C., herbalists valued the beneficial properties licorice root had to offer, traditionally using the herb to support upper respiratory health. Alvita Licorice Tea is made with premium-quality, organic licorice root, and exudes the delightfully sweet flavor and aroma most people associate with black licorice. Gluten Free. USDA Certified Organic. 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.