Licorice - Glycyrrhiza glabra

Licorice - Glycyrrhiza glabra

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Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra L.
Harvest: Between September and November.
Properties: Refreshing, bechic, laxative, expectorant, diuretic, anti-inflammatory.
Family: Papilionaceae.
Common names: Maurizia, regulation, glycyrrhiz, dionizia, rades dolos, migulezia, niclizia.

Licorice - Glycyrrhiza glabra: Property

Habitat: Po Valley areas up to 800 meters and on the coasts of southern Italy.
Parts used: The roots.
Conservation: Once cleaned, the roots are dried in the sun, cut into pieces and stored in a dry place.
Use: Juices and infusions for internal use; decoctions, rinses and gargles for external use.
Notes: Licorice is used as a flavoring in the preparation of some types of beer and tobacco.