Licorice Root c/s
Botanical Name - Glycyrrhiza glabra
Other Names - Russian licorice, Spanish licorice, European licorice, Turkish licorice Gan cao, Sweet Root, Glycyrrhiza, Radix liquiritiae
Origin - Turkey
Culinary Usages - Make strong hot water infusions to produce syrups, tonics and teas. Licorice root is also used to flavor homemade soda and beer.
Decorative Usages - Add a handful to potpourri mixes for texture, color and scent.
Aromatic Usages - Tincture for use in perfumery.
Licorice is a member of the pea family that is native to Asia and southern Europe. The root of the plant contains glycyrrhizin, a compound that is up to 50 times sweeter than table sugar.
Precautions - Do not use long-term or take in high dosages due to the risk of potassium depletion. If you have a known heart condition or high blood pressure, check with your doctor before using this herb.
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