Licorice is a herb that grows in parts of Greece, Turkey, Europe and western Asia. It has been used since ancient times as a flavouring agent in food and beverages and also as medicine since it contains glycyrrhizin, which is also called glycyrrhizic acid and it tastes 50 times sweeter than sugar.
The health benefits include:
- As an expectorant, helping to clear excess mucus from the upper and lower airways
- Help control eczema
- Reduce swelling (inflammation) of the liver (hepatitis)
- Help cure mouth sores
Country of Origin: China