Licorice – The Herb Society of America Blog


By Maryann Readal, HSA Secretary

HOM LicoriceWhen I think of licorice, the black chewy candy from my childhood immediately comes to mind. However, there is much more to this herb than those early memories. To discover some unusual and fun facts about our April Herb of the Month – licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra, go to The Herb Society of America’s Herb of the Month webpage. You will:

  • Learn about what part of the plant is used.
  • Find surprising uses for licorice.
  • Discover famous historical figures who have used it.
  • Wake up your culinary imagination and try one of the licorice recipes.

HSA business supporter, Mountain Rose Herbs carries licorice as a powder, root slices, and as an extract. Mountain Rose also carries the seeds.  If you are a member of The Herb Society of America, you are eligible for a discount on Mountain Rose products.

To become a member of The Society, click here.





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