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Liquorice root is the root and rhizome of legume family glycyrrhiza, glycyrrhiza glabra,. and glycyrrhiza inflata. It grows in dry grasslands and sunny hillsides.It is mainly distributed in Northeast China, North China and Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Xinjiang, and Shandong in china.
It has a lot of function and application, such as: regulate the body's immune system, anti-aging effect, anti-inflammatory effect, anti-pathogenic microorganisms, sedative effect, antipyretic effect, anti-tumor effect, improve cardiovascular function, antitussive effect, expectorant effect, anti-ulcer effect, enhance the body's ability to tolerate hypoxia and stress.
When selecting the licorice, we should first concentrate on the shape and color of the licorice root. The root is cylindrical, 30 to 100cm long, 0.6 to 3.5cm in diameter, and the outer skin’s tightness is different. The surface of licorice is reddish-brown or gray-brown.When selecting the licorice, we also should check the texture of the licorice. Licorice has longitudinal wrinkles, grooves and lenticels, and there are sparse fine root marks.The cut surface of licorice is also an important factor to identify the quality of the licorice. Generally speaking, true licorice is solid and heavy, the center of the end section is slightly sunken, slightly fibrous, powdery, with radial texture and cracks. There are obvious ring patterns and chrysanthemum hearts on the cross section, and the cambium’s ring pattern is obvious.To be noticed that Sulfur-fumed licorice will have a pungent odor, while sulfur-free licorice will have a sweet smell.