Licorice Sticks - 6 inch
Botanical Name - Glycyrrhiza glabra
Other Names - Russian licorice, Spanish licorice, European licorice, Turkish licorice Gan cao, Sweet Root, Glycyrrhiza, Radix liquiritiae
Origin - Turkey
Flavor Profile - Sweet and spicy. Pairs well with Asian herbs and spices like ginger and star anise.
Culinary Usages - Decoct to make tea, tonics and syrups. Licorice root may also be tinctured. The sticks may also be chewed.
Licorice is a plant related to beans and peas that is native to Asia and introduced to Europe by Dominican friars in the 15th century. The plant is harvested for its stolon-like roots, which harbor a compound that produces a taste many 50 times sweeter than sucrose.
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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