Glycyrrhiza glabra is used to treat a wide array of illnesses including lowering cholesterol levels, healing respiratory tract disorders and boosting immunity Sublevels. Recent studies have found that limiting the damage from low-density lipoprotein (‘bad’) cholesterol and contribute to the healthy functioning of the heart.
Liquorice is also used as flavoring agent in soft drinks, and in some herbal teas where it provides a sweet aftertaste.
About the plant:
Glycyrrhiza glabra is a perennial growing to 1.2 m (4ft).
Common name:Licorice, Liquorice, Sweetwood
Hindi: jethi-madh, kubas-susa, mithilakdi
Kannada: atimadhura, jestamaddu
Malayalam: atimadhuram, erattimadhuram
Roots. Licorice root is extremely sweet.
How to grow:
Light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils are suitable for licorice. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.
While Licorice is completely safe in small, infrequent amounts. Consult a doctor before using the herb.