15 Amazing Facts about Licorice as an All Natural Medicine

15 Amazing Facts about Licorice as an All Natural Medicine

Liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra, sweet root

Useful Parts of the Plant: Leaves, roots

Licorice is a perennial shrub, native to Asia and Southern parts of Europe. Today, it is cultivated in most parts of the world for its excellent medicinal properties. The licorice plant grows up to a height of nearly 1 to 1.5 meters. Its leaves are small, and they resemble those of a tamarind tree. The licorice plant bears purple or whitish blue flowers, which are usually 1 to 1.2 cm long. Its roots are sweet in a taste and have a specific pleasant flavour. Licorice roots are long and round, which grow horizontally below the ground. These roots look like pieces of fibrous wood, which are brown from outside and deep yellow inside.

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