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Glycyrrhiza.

Glycyrrhiza asperrima Linn. f. Leguminosae. Wild Licorice.

Russia and central Asia. Pallas says the leaves are used by the Kalmucks as a substitute for tea.

Glycyrrhiza echinata Linn. Wild Licorice.

Southern Europe and the Orient. From the root of this herb, a portion of the Italian licorice is prepared. The Russian licorice root is of this species.

Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn. Licorice.

South Europe, northern Africa and Persia. This plant is cultivated in England, Germany and the north of France. Licorice root is used in medicine and in brewing porter. The leaves, called nakhalsa are employed by the Mongols as substitutes for tea.

Glycyrrhiza lepidota Pursh. Wild Licorice.

North America. The root is eaten by the Indians of Alaska and the northwestern states.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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