Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles

pic by Renee Lindstrom

Also known as: Liquorice

  • Symbolizes:  Sweetness
  • Associated with:  Venus & Mars, (Scorpio & Leo),
  • Element: Water
  • Chakra: Root
  • Uses:  Culinary, Dye, Flavouring, Incense, Medicinal, Skin Products, Spellwork, Sweetener, Tea
  • Parts used:  Root
  • Preparation: Alcohol Distilling, Flower Essence, Incense, Lotions, Mouthwash, Ointments, Oils, , Potpourri, Soap-making, Shampoo, Tobacco, Tea, Tinctures, Toothpaste, , Infused Water

Black Dye Plant

This potted Licorice Plant has been overwintered in an unheated #yyj garden greenhouse. I was excited to view it reemerge in early spring. It’s hardier than it appears. This week #yyj has just experienced two highest on record heat temperatures ever, one day after another. This Licorice plant has not only survived, it’s thrived! If it hadn’t been kept wet, it wouldn’t have though as it likes to have moist soil. Originally from the Mediterranean and Central Asia it is experiencing Victoria’s mild winters and interestly hot summers. I have read it will grow from 3 to 5 feet tall and spread at least 3 feet. Easy spreader.

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Health & Wellness

The Licorice ​plant fruit​s, ​leaves and ​roots are considered to have medicinal qualities​ although the most common part used are the roots. (The fruits are formed from the flowers similar to the legume family of plants.) The roots are harvested from your garden after three years, five for commercially grown operations. Licorice has a flavour that one either loves or hates. antiviral and antimicrobial properties.

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.  Do not use if you are pregnant!

Copyright 2014 – 2021  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000