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Uzbekistan Licorice

Licorice commonly known as Yashthimadhu in Ayurveda is one such plant. Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) symbolizes all that is wondrous in nature because it is used as traditional medicine for a household remedy against various human ailments from antiquity. Licorice is a very well-known herb in Chinese medicine. In China, it is called “gancao” which means sweet grass and has been recorded in Shennong's Classic of Materia Medica around 2100 BC. which says that licorice was supposed to have life-enhancing properties. It was used to have the functions of nourishing, alleviating pain, eliminating phlegm, and relieving coughing. The canvas of the pharmacological activities when complied it stands out strongly as a drug of choice in various disorders. The main taproot, which is harvested for medical use is soft, fibrous, and has a bright yellow interior. Licorice roots sweetness is 30 to 50 times as strong as sucrose, without causing damage to teeth.

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