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Glycyrrhiza glabra / Licorice Root Cut

Dried, Cut Licorice Root.
Glycyrrhiza glabra / Licorice Root Cut is available for purchase in increments of 0.25 kilograms (Kg)

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Product Description



Liquorice (British English) or licorice (American English) is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra from which a sweet flavour can be extracted.

The liquorice plant is an 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.

Liquorice extracts have a number of medical uses. It is also used in tobacco blends and also as a flavour in candies or sweeteners.

Liquorice is one of the most widely used medicinal plants, both in Western and Eastern herbal medicine and has at least 3000 years of history as a medicinal plant.


Medicinal Action and Uses

Analgesic - Liquorice has pain relieving properties.

Anti-Inflammatory - when glycyrrhizin is broken down in the stomach it displays inflammatory and arthritic-relieving effects similar to hydrocortisone and other corticosteroid hormones. It is also used to relieve rheumatism and arthritis.

Antispasmodic - Glycyrrhizic acid has an antispasmodic effect on the gastrointestinal tract, whereby the bacteria in the intestines is converted into a substance that acts as a liver-protective agent by neutralizing free radicals.

Antiviral - Glycyrrhizin (found in Liquorice) is one of the best documented antiviral substances derived from the plant kingdom and has been shown to be effective against a variety of viruses, including those which cause influenza and the common cold. It does this by naturally boosting the immune system.

Expectorant - The saponins found in the herb act both as mucus thinning and expectorant. Liquorice root has been used as an herbal remedy for bronchitis and whooping cough because of its expectorant abilities.

Hepatic - The herb has a beneficial effect on the liver and it increases bile secretion and lowers cholesterol levels.

Skin Complaints - Externally the herb has been used against dermatitis, eczema, herpes and shingles. Its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties explain its use as an herbal remedy for athlete’s foot, canker sores and dandruff.

Stomachic - Liquorice root lowers the acid level in the stomach and relieves heartburn and indigestion. It reduces the secretion of digestive juices and helps to create protective mucus in the stomach.This makes liquorice a good remedy for ailments of the gastrointestinal system, from irritation, spasm, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammation of gastric and duodenal ulcers.



Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Licorice Root Cut
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom


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