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Herbal Education: Licorice Root

Halloween is coming, and with all the types of candy that are consumed during its observance, few are as polarizing and controversial as classic black licorice. Most people have a very strong opinion about licorice, they either love it or hate it! Nowadays, that familiar licorice flavor is usually replicated by the similarly flavored anise seed or artificial flavorings, but you can still get genuine licorice candy — you just have to be a label reader! Let's learn more about the healing properties of Licorice herb, what you learn may change your opinion about this traditional treat! Licorice root has long been used as a flavoring and sweetener in candies and beverages, and its historical herbal use dates back centuries. The root of the licorice plant, Glycyrrhiza...

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