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This sweet, tasteful plant is a well known refreshment drink in the hot Egyptian summer. Its botanical name is Glycyrrhiza glabra.its common name is sweet licorice, sweet wort, Gan Cao, Liquorice. Its Arabic name is Iriqsus or Irqu al-sus.

It is a native of South-east Europe, Mediterranean and South-west Asia, as far as Persia It is cultivated abundantly in china and Europe.



Medicinal uses:

Licorice was very well known from ancient times to be a medicinal herb used in respiratory problems. It is also used as a demulsant with soothing effect on the mucous membrane.

 Both Licorice Root and Licorice Extract are used medicinally. Licorice Root has long been known for its ability to soothe respiratory inflammation. Licorice Extract is a proven treatment for stomach ulcers. The extract also seems to have a beneficial effect on viral infections of the liver.

Other uses:

Licorice is used in food industry as a sweetner to candy together with anise.

Fluid Extract of Liquorice is employed almost exclusively as a vehicle for disguising the taste of nauseous medicines, having a remarkable power of converting the flavour of bitter drugs.

The powdered root is useful in pill-making on account of its absorbent qualities, being used to impart stiffness to pill masses and to prevent the adhesion of pills.


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