| Licorice |
| Glycyrrhiza glabra|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Industrial
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 7-10) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Moderate |
The source of most commercial licorice used in the making of candy, liquor, and as a sweetner for herb tea. Extracts flavour tobacco, beer, soft drinks and pharmaceutical products. Powerful anti-inflammatory properties effective for arthritis, gastritis, canker sores. Also a mild laxative. 3 year old roots are harvested in the autumn.