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Liquorice

Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.) is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the Fabaceae family, that grows up to one meter in height. It’s native to southwestern Asia and the Mediterranean Regions. Liquorice is used in the roots of plants that are three to four years old. Ancient Egypt, Assyria and China have using these plants for the past 5000 years. It was introduced in Europe in the fifteenth century by Dominican friars. Not only is Liquorice used in cooking for sweet and savory dishes, but its extract is also used in herbal medicines because it helps digestive function, bronchial secretion fluidity and soothes the nose and throat.