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Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Glycyrrhiza spp.) root sticks/slices - Bulk.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Glycyrrhiza spp.) root stickas/slices - Bulk.
All of our bulk herbs are organic when available, otherwise herbs are wildcrafted and responsibly sourced.
Available in either increments of 2 oz or save 20% when you purchase a pound.
Make a decoction using 1 slice per cup of boiling water. Simmer 15 minutes on low. Strain. Dose: 1/4-1/2 cup of decoction, 1-2 x per day.
Not for use in pregnancy or hypertension.
The genus name Glycyrrhiza derives from the Greek "glyky ryhiza", meaning "sweet root," as does the common name Licorice. Glabra, the species name, is Latin for "smooth," in reference to the smooth seedpods.
There are about twenty species of Licorice native to Eurasia, Australia, and North and South America. These perennial herbs or small shrubs have alternate, oddly pinnate leaves. Many of the species have sticky hairs. The small whitish, yellow, or purplish pea-like flowers grow in spikes or racemes from the leaf axils. Licorice is often found in the wild in grassy areas with salty, alkaline soil. It prefers full sun to partial shade, moderate amounts of water, and well-drained or sandy soil. It fixes nitrogen and can be cultivated and turned into the soil to enrich it.
Licorice root contains glycyrrhizin, which is fifty times sweeter than sugar, and as a result Licorice is a common sweetener, one that can be safely consumed even by most diabetics. However, most Licorice candies contain essential oil of Anise or synthetic flavorings and not Licorice, so don't depend on "Licorice" bonbons for therapeutic value. Licorice has a sweet, woody flavor and is an excellent thirst quencher. It is often added to other herbs and medicines to improve their flavor.
Ninety percent of the Licorice imported into the United States is used to flavor tobacco. Licorice can also be used to make a fabric dye.
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