Description: Liquorice, or licorice, is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra from which a sweet flavour can be extracted. The liquorice plant is a herbaceous perennial legume native
to southern Europe and parts of Asia, such as India. It is not botanically related to anise, star anise, or fennel, which are sources of similar flavouring compounds.
Botanical Name: Glycyrrihiza glabra
Common Names: Licorice root, licorice, liquorice, sweet root, gan cao, gan-zao, Chinese licorice
Medicinal Part: Root
Safety Guidelines: Not for prolonged use except under supervision of a qualified practitioner. Prolonged use may cause hyper-tension, edema, headache,
vertigo and potassium depletion. Not for use by persons with hypertension, hypokalemia, edema, cirrhosis of the liver, cholestatic liver disorders and diabetes.
Not to be used during pregnancy.