In a small saucepan, combine licorice root and distilled water. Bring
the water to boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Strain into a clean
bowl. This makes a strong licorice decoction.
In a small, clean container with a tight-fitting lid, mix equal amounts
of slippery elm and goldenseal powder and moisten with the licorice
Apply the paste to the sore area to control pain and increase healing.
Store extra paste in the refrigerator or dilute with water and use as