Bulk Licorice Root Powder

Glycyrrhiza glabra
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[ 56 ]Glycyrrhiza glabra

Licorice Root Powder

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1/4 Pound:  $4.38 Pound:  $9.74 out of stock   |   ETA: 10/05/2024  

Licorice root (gan cao) has been used by various cultures for thousands of years. Pieces of the root were discovered in King Tutankhamun's burial tomb, presumably so that the young pharaoh could enjoy the traditional Egyptian beverage Mai sus, which would ensure safe passage to the next word.

Today, next to ginger, licorice is the most widely used herb in China. In powdered form, licorice root is most often encapsulated as a dietary supplement.

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approximate cups to one pound4
active compoundsGlycyrrhizin (glycyrrhizic acid)
plant part usedroot

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaFine powder with an anise-like scent


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cosmeticMay be used in soapmaking and to add scent to other skin care products.
culinaryUse sparingly to add flavor to baked goods, puddings, syrups and confections. Powdered licorice root is also encapsulated as a dietary supplement.
aromaticUse powdered licorice root in incense blends.
industrialLicorice powder is used as a flavoring agent to improve the taste of certain pharmaceutical medications.
safetyConsult your physician before using licorice root if you have high blood pressure or heart disease.

flavor profile

licorice root

Intensely sweet with an anise or fennel flavor. Blends well with ginger, lemongrass, cinnamon, cardamom and other warm spices.

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what else you should know

licorice root

Licorice is a perennial member of the legume family valued for its spicy aroma and flavor, as well as for its soothing effects on the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract. In China, the root of the plant is used in cooking and to counter food poisoning. In the west, the herb is used as a filler and to mask the unpleasant taste of other medicines.

This species of licorice is native to southern and eastern Europe where the herb has been used to address respiratory and digestive issues for thousands of years. By the 13th century, so much licorice was being imported into England from other parts of Europe that King Edward the First imposed a tax on incoming shipments to fund needed repairs to London Bridge.

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