Glycyrrhiza glabra , also known as licorice, is a plant which grows in Greece, Spain, Minor Asia and South Russia. The part of the plant which is mainly used is the root, which has a very sweet taste. It is 50 times sweeter than sugar. The consumption of licorice can help treat illnesses such as: pneumonia, bronchitis, coughing, pharyngitis, asthma, gastric ulcer, kidney stones, cholecystitis and diabetes. Licorice is an especially effective medicine for the digestive system. It acts as a mild laxative. It makes the environment of the stomach less acid, offering in that way, relief from heartburn. It is remarkably capable of healing stomach ulcers, because it creates a protective lining on the sides of the stomach. Side effects: If you often chew licorice, your teeth become yellowish. Some of the people who used to consume licorice for a long time and in big quantities, finally suffered from high blood pressure and headaches.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIΝ: CHINA
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