Liquorice or licorice is the common name of Glycyrrhiza glabra, a flowering plant of the bean family Fabaceae, from the root of which a sweet, aromatic flavoring can be extracted. The liquorice plant is a herbaceous perennial legume native to Western Asia and southern Europe.
special features. sunlight … Technically a tropical shrub, licorice plant is usually grown as an annual in the United States.
- Liquorice may be useful in conventional and naturopathic medicine for both mouth ulcers and peptic ulcers.
- In traditional Chinese medicine, liquorice is commonly used in herbal formulae to “harmonize” the other ingredients in the formula and to carry the formula to the twelve “regular meridians” and to relieve a spasmodic cough.
- Licorice can be used in drinks or to sweeten fruit when cooking, for example, rhubarb, plums, and other tart fruits.
- A good filler foliage plant that adds contrast and procumbent form to hanging baskets and containers