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Glycyrrhiza is a perennial in the legume family (Fabaceae) with various species being native to the Mediterranean, central to southern Russia, and Asia Minor to Iran. Licorice has been used for millennia for respiratory and digestive issues, as well as rheumatism and arthritis in Western herbal medicine, and as a harmonizer in traditional Chinese medicine.

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Additional ABC Licorice Resources

Licorice root monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.

Licorice root monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.

Licorice profile from Healthy Ingredients.

HerbalGram Articles

Licorice Profile. 2006; 70:1, 4-5.

HerbClip reviews

GutGard®, a Licorice Extract, Aids in the Management of Helicobacter pylori, HC# 091381-490, February 14, 2014

Licorice Extract Alleviates Symptoms of Functional Dyspepsia, HC# 081171-436, November 15, 2011

Review of the Pharmacology of Licorice. HC# 120684-374, April 15, 2009

Review of Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra). HC# 110153-307, June 30, 2006

Glycyrrhizic Acid from Licorice Prevents Karposi's Sarcoma-associated Herpes Virus Development. HC# 040251-280, May 13, 2005

Licorice Monograph. HC# 011982-129, February 27, 1998

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