Glycyrrhiza glabra

Liquorice - Glycyrrhiza glabra
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Common names: liquorice, licorice, liquorice root, sweet root (English). 
Botanical name: Glycyrrhiza glabra

Glycyrrhiza glabra, commonly known as licorice or sweet-root, is a perennial herb celebrated for its sweet, aromatic roots. Indigenous to the Mediterranean and naturalised in drier regions of South Africa, licorice has been a culinary and medicinal herb for millennia. Its roots, rich in glycyrrhizin, deliver a distinctive flavor, 50 times sweeter than sucrose. Licorice is important in traditional medicine, used for treating a variety of complaints including bronchial issues, stress, inflammation, and autoimmune conditions.

Uses & Benefits: flavouring, medicine

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Family: Fabaceae
Type: geophyte
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