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Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

From earliest recorded human history, licorice root (glycyrrhiza glabra) has been a valued food and medicine. Written into the papyrus scrolls of ancient Egypt were recipes for the use of licorice root, including its use as a sweet drink, revered as an ‘elixir of life’ and preserver of youth and beauty.  Undoubtedly this can be…