EN on Herbs
March 1999 Issue
Licorice: Sweet Candy, Soothing Remedy, But Easy to Overdo
Centuries before Twizzlers, Good 'n Plenty and black jellybeans arrived on the scene, licorice root was revered by the Chinese, Egyptians and Greeks. The Latin name for the most popular variety of licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra, derives from the Greek words for "sweet root" and "smooth." Licorice root has been used as a medicinal herb and food flavoring for more than 3,000 years. It is 50 times sweeter than sugar and masks the bitter
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