|Scientific Name||Glycyrrhiza glabra|
|Native||Southwestern Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean region|
|Common Names||Glycyrrhiza, Chinese Licorice, Gan Cao, Kan-ts’ao, Kuo-lao, Licorice, Licorice Root, Ling-t’ung, Liquorice, Mei-ts’ao, Mi-kan, Mi-ts’ao, Sweet Licorice, Sweet Wood, Yasti Madhu|
|Plant Growth Habit||Herbaceous perennial legume|
|Growing Climate||Warm subtropical or tropical climate preferably in a sunny position|
|Soil||Requires a deep well cultivated fertile moisture-retentive soil for good root production. Prefers a sandy soil with abundant moisture and does not flourish in clay|
|Plant Size||1 m in height|
|Root||Extensive branching root system. The roots are straight pieces of wrinkled, fibrous wood, which are long and cylindrical (round) and grow horizontally underground. It has numerous lateral branches and stolons and are 1-5cm thick|
|Root Color||Brown on the outside|
|Stem||Woody, hairy, upright stem that can reach 3 to 4 feet in height|
|Leaf||Pinnate leaves about 7–15 cm (2.8–5.9 in) long, with 9–17 narrow lanceolate leaflets. Leaves are green colored and covered with sticky glands on the surface. Young leaves feel slightly sticky to touch.|
|Flower||Flowers are 0.8–1.2 cm (1⁄3–1⁄2 in) long, light blue or lilac flowers arranged in the loose clusters composed of 10 or more individual flowers. Flowers grow from the axils of leaves.|
|Scientific Name:||Glycyrrhiza glabra|
|Origin||Southwestern Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean region|
|Shapes||Wrinkled, fibrous wood, which are long and cylindrical (round) and grow horizontally underground. (Root)|
|Flesh colors||Yellow (Root)|
|Health benefits||Beneficial For Stomach Disorders and Prevent Cancer Growth|
|Available Root Sized:
10cm, 20cm, 30cm.
10cm, 20cm, 30cm.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), which means sweet root in Greek is actually a legume. It contains glycyrrhizin, a compound that is about 50 times sweeter than sugar. The scientific name for licorice root, Glycyrrhiza, comes from “glukos” (sweet) and “riza” (root).
Licorice root has been used in both Eastern and Western medicine to treat a variety of illnesses ranging from the common cold to liver disease. Licorice root is often used as a flavoring agent in candies, beverages and toothpaste as it’s naturally sweeter than sugar. But it not just flavoring agent the health benefits of licorice roots are promising and effective to cure chronic diseases.
Licorice is herbaceous perennial legume about 1 m tall. It is found growing in warm subtropical or tropical climate preferably in a sunny position and prefers deep well cultivated fertile moisture-retentive soil for good root production. Prefers a sandy soil with abundant moisture and does not flourish in clay. The plant has extensive branching root system. The roots are straight pieces of wrinkled, fibrous wood, which are long and cylindrical (round) and grow horizontally underground. It has numerous lateral branches and stolons and is 1-5 cm thick. Licorice roots are brown on the outside and yellow on the inside. It has woody, hairy, upright stem that can reach 2 to 3 feet in height.
Health benefits of Licorice root
Licorice root consists of good amount of nutrients, vitamin and phytonutrients. At this point, it is apparent that you might be interested in finding detailed information about the health benefits of licorice roots. So, continue to read on in the section below to know about the various home remedies with Licorice roots to treat and prevent different health ailments.
- Beneficial For Stomach Disorders
- Fighting Depression
- For Diabetes
- Skin Brightening Effect
- Cleanses your respiratory system
- Help Prevent Cancer Growth
- Combat hepatitis
- Pain relief
- Beneficial In Weight Loss
- Prevent heart disease
- Helps to Treat Tuberculosis
- Dental Health Benefits
- Hair Loss Prevention and Dandruff Treatment
- Cough/sore throat
- Helps with Herpes and Shingles