Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza Glabra Plant Family: Fabaceae Origins: China
Licorice root is used worldwide and is the premier herb in traditional Chinese Medicine today. Licorice ranks the tenth most essential herb among Western medical herbalists practicing today. Licorice can be used to sweeten teas and to smooth the blend of contrasting herbs. In 1914 the Chicago Licorice Company began to produce the still popular Black Vines licorice candy; the first in a revolution of licorice candy making.