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Glycyrrhiza glabra(Liquorice)

Common Name: Liquorice, Gan Cao, Iriqsus, Liquirita, Madhuka.
Plant name: Glycyrrhiza glabra

Chemical constituents: Alpha-terpineol ,Anethole, Estragole, Estriol,  Geraniol, Glabrene, , Licoric-acid, Licuraside, Licuroside, Lignin, Linalool, Linalool-oxides, Liqcoumarin.
It is used as a sweetening/flavoring agent
In drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Licorice root can be chewed or made into tea.
It is frequently found in cough preparations and candies, often combined with anise seed.
 Consumption of licorice is believed to aid in healing stomach ulcers.

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